Evidence led domestic abuse prosecutions
If the victim of domestic abuse decides not to support a prosecution, police and prosecutors should consider whether it is possible to bring a prosecution without that support. This is called an evidence led prosecution.
Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) and HMICFRS conducted an inspection to find out:
- whether the guidance and policy on evidence led prosecutions is widely understood by both police officers and prosecutors; and
- whether they seek to build viable evidence led prosecutions where appropriate.