Joint inspection of the provision of charging decisions

Summary

The decision whether or not to charge someone with a criminal offence is a fundamental stage in the criminal justice process. This joint inspection, between Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, has closely scrutinised how well the police and the CPS ensure that quality charging decisions are made.

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Report calls for improvement of police and CPS charging decisions

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