Official inquiry finds error rate of 7% in prosecutions in England and Wales.

An official inquiry into prosecution standards by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Inspectorate has found an error of ‘analysis or judgement’ in up to 7% of cases. In any one year, this can mean 60,000 cases with errors: either prosecutions that should not have been brought, or cases that have failed to continue to a prosecution. Such a significant error rate has serious implications for the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in England and Wales. Read a news report here…

Mistakes in one in every 15 criminal prosecution cases, report suggests

The official press release can be found here….  and the full report is here:

Thematic review of the CPS Core Quality Standards Monitoring scheme

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