The Changing Role of the Crown Prosecutor
Criminal Justice Matters, pp. 28-29, 2010
4 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2010 Last revised: 4 Aug 2010
Date Written: July 29, 2010
In England and Wales, as in many other European countries and the US, there is a general trend away from the courtroom disposition of cases and a corresponding expansion in the role of the police and the prosecutor. The objective is to produce a cheaper and speedier outcome, but in reducing the opportunity to test the prosecution case, accused persons are deprived of many of their basic fair trial rights.
Keywords: criminal procedure, prosecution, fair trial
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