Stop the Drift 2 – A Continuing Focus on 21st Century Criminal Justice (a joint review by HMIC and HMCPSI)

Summary

Inspectors of the police and Crown Prosecution Service believe that the time has come for those with responsibility for the criminal justice system to act decisively to streamline the criminal justice process, and end the unnecessary bureaucracy that has been a barrier to progress.

In this joint review, HMIC and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) found that while significant effort has been made in recent years to improve efficiency in both the custody and criminal justice process, there are still a number of issues identified in past reports on this subject which continue to generate delays in processing cases.

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Report amended on 12 July 2013 to correct figures in the table on page 13

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Cambridgeshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Stop the Drift 2 – A Continuing Focus on 21st Century Criminal Justice (a joint review by HMIC and HMCPSI)’ (PDF document)

Cleveland police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Stop the Drift 2 – A Continuing Focus on 21st Century Criminal Justice (a joint review by HMIC and HMCPSI)’ (PDF document)

Devon and Cornwall police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Stop the Drift 2 – A Continuing Focus on 21st Century Criminal Justice (a joint review by HMIC and HMCPSI)’ (PDF document)

Dyfed-Powys police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Stop the Drift 2 – A Continuing Focus on 21st Century Criminal Justice (a joint review by HMIC and HMCPSI)’

Merseyside police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Stop the Drift 2 – A Continuing Focus on 21st Century Criminal Justice (a joint review by HMIC and HMCPSI)’ (PDF document)

North Wales police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Stop the Drift 2 – A Continuing Focus on 21st Century Criminal Justice (a joint review by HMIC and HMCPSI)’ (PDF document)

North Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Stop the Drift 2 – A Continuing Focus on 21st Century Criminal Justice (a joint review by HMIC and HMCPSI)’ (PDF document)

Nottinghamshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Stop the Drift 2 – A Continuing Focus on 21st Century Criminal Justice (a joint review by HMIC and HMCPSI)’ (PDF document)

Thames Valley police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Stop the Drift 2 – A Continuing Focus on 21st Century Criminal Justice (a joint review by HMIC and HMCPSI)’ (PDF, 256KB, new window) (PDF document)

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