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NCJ Number: 62717 Find in a Library
Title: PROSECUTORIAL PROCEDURE IN SELECTED EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: New Zealand Dept of Justice
Planning and Development Div
New Zealand
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Zealand Dept of Justice
Wellington, New Zealand
Publication Number: MONOGRAPH SERIES NO 2
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

New Zealand Dept of Justice
Planning and Development Div
Private Bag 1
Postal Centre
Wellington,
New Zealand
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: New Zealand
Annotation: PROSECUTORIAL PROCEDURES IN SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES, THE NETHERLANDS, AND SCOTLAND ARE COMPARED, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR CHANGING THE ENGLISH PROSECUTORIAL PROCESS ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: THE COMPARISON TOUCHES ON THE ROLE OF THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR, THE COURT STRUCTURE, PROSECUTORIAL PROCEDURES, PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION, AND SUPPORTIVE INSTITUTIONS IN NORWAY, DENMARK, THE NETHERLANDS, AND SCOTLAND. PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TO THE DISCRETIONARY POWERS OF PROSECUTORS, THE PLACE OF PROSECUTORS IN JUDICIAL SYSTEMS, AND THE RELATION OF PROSECUTORS TO POLICE . AN OVERVIEW OF PROSECUTORIAL PRACTICES IN ENGLAND AND WALES IS ALSO PRESENTED, WITH REFERENCE TO CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THE ROLE OF THE POLICE IN INITIATING AND CARRYING OUT PROSECUTIONS. SUGGESTIONS FOR REPLACING THE ENGLISH SYSTEM WITH ONE SIMILAR TO THAT USED IN SCOTLAND ARE CONSIDERED. IN SCOTLAND, THE PROSECUTORIAL FUNCTION HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY FULL-TIME CIVIL SERVANTS, CALLED PROCURATORS-FISCAL, WHO ARE COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE JUDICIARY AND THE POLICE. THE FEASIBILITY OF INTRODUCING A PROCURATOR-FISCAL SYSTEM IN NEW ZEALAND, WHERE PRIVATE PRACTITIONERS ARE APPOINTED TO SERVE AS PROSECUTORS, IS ALSO CONSIDERED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Denmark; England; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Prosecutorial discretion; Prosecutors; Wales
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