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How do the CPS make the decision to charge someone with a sexual offence?

Firstly, who makes the decision to prosecute? Generally the decision to begin any criminal prosecution is made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Within the CPS there are specialist units who deal specifically with Rape and Sexual Offences. The responsibility to investigate criminal allegations lies with the police and generally, once their investigations are concluded, […]
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CPS change decision to prosecute Life Peer for historic Sexual Offences. The impact of the Victims’ right to review scheme.

On the 29th June the CPS made an announcement that Life Peer, Lord Graville Janner will face prosecution for 22 allegations of historic sexual abuse dating from 1963 to 1988. The decision has been particularly controversial given that in April 2015 the CPS set out in a comprehensive statement the reasons why they would not […]
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How are decisions to prosecute allegations of Rape and Sexual Offences reached?

Firstly, who makes the decision to prosecute? Generally the decision to begin any criminal prosecution is made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Within the CPS there are specialist units who deal specifically with Rape and Sexual Offences. The responsibility to investigate criminal allegations lies with the police and generally, once their investigations are concluded, […]
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With the Rolf Harris trial soon to conclude – read our latest post on Juries.

How Do Juries Reach Decisions? Rolf Harris, the 84-year-old children’s entertainer has been on trial at Southwark Crown Court since the beginning of May. Once the Jurors retire to consider their verdicts the British and this time, Australian public will wait with anticipation to find out what their decisions will be. However, before the Jury retires […]
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