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NCJ Number: 158051 Find in a Library
Title: Independent Prosecution Service: A View From the Shires (From Police: Powers, Procedures and Proprieties, P 230-236, 1986, John Benyon and Colin Bourn, eds. -- See NCJ-158031)
Author(s): C Grenyer
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press Limited
Oxford, OX3 0BW, England
Sale Source: Pergamon Press Limited
Headington Hill Hall
Oxford, OX3 0BW,
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The Association of County Councils representing nonmetropolitan county councils in England and Wales does not favor government proposals embodied in the Prosecution of Offences Act of 1985.
Abstract: The association believes that local prosecuting solicitor's departments are preferable to the national Crown Prosecution Service specified in the Prosecution of Offences Act. Under the act, the Director of Public Prosecutions issues policies and practical guidance to ensure consistency and uniformity in prosecutions. The association is skeptical about whether the intended consistency can be achieved and is concerned about costs. Moreover, the association feels that prosecutoring solicitor's departments at the local level have become highly efficient under the impetus of local government policies. The association projects that a national police force will follow the national prosecution service and contends that the difference between a national police force and the military is difficult to distinguish. 5 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Court structure; England; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign judicial systems; Foreign laws; Foreign police; Local criminal justice systems; Prosecution; Prosecutors; Wales; World criminology
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