A six-year review

Date of publication
18 March 2021

Six year review  March 2021 (936 kB)

This report looks back at Kevin McGinty CBE’s six-year tenure as Chief Inspector of the CPS. It sets out findings from inspections carried out over the past six years and identifies cross-cutting themes.

The report highlights the successes, challenges and problems that the criminal justice system has faced and still faces. It also points out both innovative practices and risks, focusing in detail on the greatest risk facing the criminal justice system as it continues to respond to and recover from the pandemic.

Kevin McGinty CBE’s term as Chief Inspector ran from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2021. He is succeeded by Andrew Cayley CMG QC.