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Legal reports by external organisations

The following have been produced and published by other organisations and are not part of the main CPS Publication Scheme. However, as they are relevant to the workings of the CPS they have been included here for public access.

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IDVA insights into domestic violence prosecutions

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This report has been produced by the national charity Co-ordination Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA) in response to a request from the CPS for data from the CAADA Insights dataset over the year 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2011. Analyses were undertaken on data collected from 17 Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) services across the UK during that period. Cases were analysed in terms of profile and outcomes and comparisons were made within six different aspects of the Criminal Justice System. This executive summary includes the key findings from the analysis, and the appendix to this report shows all the statistically significant differences within each subset of victims.

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Published by the Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA) (www.caada.org.uk)
Available as Adobe Acrobat PDF
IDVA insights into domestic violence prosecutions

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Sentencing: How it works

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This is a leaflet produced by the Sentencing Council. The Sentencing Council for England and Wales promotes greater consistency in sentencing, whilst maintaining the independence of the judiciary. The Council produces guidelines on sentencing for the judiciary and aims to increase public understanding of sentencing. The Director of Public Prosecutions sits on the Council.

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Published by the Sentencing Council (www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk)
Available as Adobe Acrobat PDF
Sentencing: How it works

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Registered Intermediary Procedural Guidance Manual (2012)

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Intermediaries have been facilitating communication with vulnerable witnesses in the criminal justice system in England and Wales since 2004. This manual is intended as a reference document for Registered Intermediaries.

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Published by the Ministry of Justice (www.justice.gov.uk)
Available as Adobe Acrobat PDF
Registered Intermediary Procedural Guidance Manual (2012)

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"The crime of rape and justice for victims" by Baroness Vivien Stern CBE

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Speech delivered by Baroness Stern at the third Crown Prosecution Service Annual Lecture on 21 October 2010.

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Available online in this section
"The crime of rape and justice for victims" by Baroness Vivien Stern CBE

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Achieving justice for victims and witnesses with mental distress - A mental health toolkit for prosecutors and advocates

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Mind's mental health toolkit and related quick quide complement the CPS public policy statement Supporting victims and witnesses with mental health issues and associated relevant prosecution guidance. They offer thorough information and advice about mental distress and its implications, including practical tools to mitigate these and grant victims and witnesses equal access to justice.

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Issued by Mind
Available as Adobe Acrobat PDF in English and Welsh languages
A mental health toolkit for prosecutors and advocates PDF
A mental health toolkit for prosecutors and advocates - Welsh - PDF
A quick guide to firefighting on the day in court PDF
A quick guide to firefighting on the day in court - Welsh PDF

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Review of the Role and Practices of The CPS in cases arising from Death in Custody

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Report by the Attorney General into his review of the Role and Practices on The Crown Prosecution Service in cases arising from Death in Custody.

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Published by the Attorney General's Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers.
Available as Adobe Acrobat PDF
Review of the Role and Practices of The CPS in cases arising from Death in Custody PDF

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Reviews leading to the formation of the Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office and its subsequent amalgamation with CPS

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Read about the Gower-Hammond, Butterfield, and O'Donnell Reviews

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Available online in this section