The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

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  • Created on: 03-04-15 09:16
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  • The CPS
    • What is it?
      • Advising the police on cases
      • Reviews cases from the police
      • Determines charge or sentence
      • Prepares the cases
      • Presents the cases
      • Headed by the Attorney General
      • Split into 13 geographical areas
      • Created in 1985
      • Reliance on police evidence
    • Rights
      • Presumption of innocence
      • Victims rights
      • Human Rights Act 1998
      • Right to silence
      • Right to bail
      • Right to legal advice
    • Independence
      • Independent agency
      • Takes prosecution away from police
      • Filters weak cases
    • Decision-making
      • Code for Crown Prosecutors
      • Fair
      • Objective
      • Justice
      • Discretion
      • Realistic prospect of conviction
      • In the publics interest
      • Discontinuation
    • Models of justice
      • Crime control
      • Due process
      • Rights approach
      • Freedom model
    • Managerialism
      • the operation of the CPS
      • Value for money
      • Economy
      • Efficiency
      • Effectiveness
      • Business like
    • Treatment
      • Race
        • Overrepresented
        • Stop and search
        • more likely to be arrested
        • Harsher treatment
        • Different court outcomes
      • Gender
        • Women treated differently
      • Geography

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