Pre-trail disclosure

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  • Pre-trial disclosure
    • Article 6 - right to a fair trail
    • Legislation and codes of practice
      • the criminal procedure and investigations act 1996 (CPIA)
      • codes of practice issued under part II of the CPIA
    • Codes of practice
      • the way in which police officers are to RECORD, RETAIN and reveal to the prosecutor material obtained in a criminal investigation which may be relevant to the investigation
      • Persons other than police officers who are charged with conducting investigations as defined in the act should have regard to the codes and take them into account
    • Criminal investigation
      • An investigation is an investigation conducted by the police
      • wherther a person should be charged with an offcence
      • charged with an offence is guikty of that offence
    • Material
      • relevance of material
        • if the offence is under investigation
        • any person being investigated
        • the surrounding circumstances of the cases
    • Role and responsibility
      • The investigator- any police officer involved in conduct of the investigation
      • The officer in charge- responsibile for directing the investigation and that proper procedures are in place
      • The disclosure officer- responsibile for all the material retained
      • the prosecutor- undertaking conduct of criminal proceedings on behalf of the crown
    • Used and unused material
      • material obtained will be value to the prosecution this will be known as used evidence
      • material that has no value will be disclosed as unused material
  • Codes of practice
    • the way in which police officers are to RECORD, RETAIN and reveal to the prosecutor material obtained in a criminal investigation which may be relevant to the investigation
    • Persons other than police officers who are charged with conducting investigations as defined in the act should have regard to the codes and take them into account

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