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NCJ Number: 158052 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Bar and the Prosecution Service (From Police: Powers, Procedures and Proprieties, P 237-242, 1986, John Benyon and Colin Bourn, eds. -- See NCJ-158031)
Author(s): M Hill
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 6
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 author argues that the creation of a national prosecution service under England's Prosecution of Offences Act of 1985 is unconstitutional.
Abstract: The Criminal Bar Association has always maintained that autonomous local Crown Prosecutors, independent of the police but controlled by political organizations, is wrong. The association also believes that a national prosecution service is wrong because such a system gives too much power to a monolithic organization which can be easily distorted if the political balance moves from consensus politics to extremism. The professional responsibility of the Criminal Bar Association and prosecuting attorneys is discussed in terms of the relationship between prosecution counsel and the court, prosecution policies, conflicting responsibilities at national and local levels, and prosecutoring attorney fees. 1 note
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Court structure; England; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign judicial systems; Foreign laws; Local criminal justice systems; Prosecution; Prosecutors; World criminology
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