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NCJ Number: 159528 Find in a Library
Title: Wounding/Assault Offences: From Prosecution to Conviction
Journal: Home Office Research Bulletin  Issue:37  Dated:(1995)  Pages:65-70
Author(s): P Collier
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article examines British data on the extent to which initial charges brought in wounding or assault cases were subsequently reduced and defendants were ultimately convicted of a difference offense.
Abstract: The study period, 1990-1993, preceded the introduction of the Charging Standard for Assaults, which outlines appropriate charges depending on the nature of the injury and the intent of the suspect. The findings show that the offense with which the defendant is charged can change following committal to trial and that, in many cases, defendants are still convicted, but of less serious offenses. The effect of the Charging Standard will be monitored using court proceedings statistics. 2 tables, 1 figure, and 5 references
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Aggravated assault; Criminology; Great Britain/United Kingdom
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