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HMCPSI’s Area Assurance Programme report into CPS Thames and Chiltern.

A joint inspection by HMCPSI and HMIC found widespread failures across the criminal justice system when it comes to disclosure of evidence.

Disclosure is one of the cornerstones of the criminal justice system and disclosure of unused material is a key component of the investigative and prosecution process. It should be considered at the point where a criminal investigation begins and be at the forefront as the case progresses. Every unused item that is retained by police […]

The report highlights the inspection work that was carried out in 2016-17.

In 2016/17, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate  carried out the first inspection into the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)’s response to harassment and stalking crimes.   Report: Living in fear – the police and CPS response to harassment and stalking Case studies: Harassment and stalking case studies News release: Victims of […]