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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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Organisational Prosecutions

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ISBN13: 9780754620594
ISBN: 075462059X
Published: August 2002
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



The central theme of this book is the activity of the multifarious agencies, local and central government departments, private companies and organizations, which act as prosecutors in the branch of the criminal justice system which deals with 95 per cent of all offences: the magistrates' court.

There are over 30 prosecuting organizations (21 are featured in this text) which act regularly in over 400 courthouses in England and Wales. This activity, involving many people and a large amount of resources, accounts for approximately one fifth of all activity in the criminal courts, and yet almost no research has been conducted in this area.

Based on a year's extensive study of all of the organization prosecutions brought before three magistrates' courts in different regions, the text analyzes a number of important issues, including the different approaches taken by the different organizations, their conviction rates, and the type of sentencing used for different sorts of cases.

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Contents:
Research methodology, statistical techniques and findings; the nature and development of the private prosecution; the broad findings of the court study; the Magistrates' clerks survey; conclusions and implications for public policy.