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NCJ Number: 39643 Find in a Library
Title: REDISTRIBUTION OF CRIMINAL BUSINESS - MEMORANDUM OF EVIDENCE TO LORD JUSTICE JAMES' COMMITTEE
Author(s): L HAWSER; B ANNS; C R BEDDINGTON; L CROSSLEY; P K L DANKS; S ELGROD; D GASK
Corporate Author: Justice - British Section of the International Cmssn of Jurists
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Justice - British Section of the International Cmssn of Jurists
London, EC4V 5AQ, England
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THIS REPORT CONSIDERS WAYS AND MEANS OF REDUCING THE CONGESTION OF BUSINESS IN THE CROWN COURT AND THE CONSEQUENT DELAYS IN BRINGING CASES TO TRIAL IN GREAT BRITAIN.
Abstract: THE TWO MAIN SOLUTIONS ANALYZED ARE TO REMOVE THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN CERTAIN CLASSES OF CASES (SUCH AS TRAFFIC OFFENSES) AND TO WIDEN THE RANGE OF OFFENSES TRIABLE SUMMARILY WITH THE CONSENT OF THE ACCUSED. THIS LATTER SUGGESTION IS ENDORSED, AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE AS TO THE OFFENSES WHICH COULD BE AFFECTED. THEY INCLUDE BURGLARY, DEALING IN STOLEN GOODS, BIGAMY, PERJURY, FORGERY, AND CERTAIN SEXUAL OFFENSES....ELW
Index Term(s): Court case flow management; Court delays; Great Britain/United Kingdom
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