The Changing Role of the Crown Prosecutor

Criminal Justice Matters, pp. 28-29, 2010

Warwick School of Law Research Paper

4 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2010 Last revised: 4 Aug 2010

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Jacqueline Hodgson

University of Warwick - School of Law

Date Written: July 29, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hodgson, Jacqueline S., The Changing Role of the Crown Prosecutor (July 29, 2010). Criminal Justice Matters, pp. 28-29, 2010, Warwick School of Law Research Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1650548

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