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Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Reports

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Operation Platon Final Report - A review of the potential for DNA analysis changes to affect the safety of convictions in cases prior to December 1990

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This final report on the review conducted under the name Operation Platon is a result of a multi-agency collaboration following an uncontested appeal in the case of Sean Hodgson.

The Strategic Steering Group comprised of representatives from the National DNA Database Strategy Board, the National Offender Management Service, the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the Home Office, the Attorney General's Office, the ACPO Homicide Working Group and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The project itself was led by the CPS.

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
Operation Platon Final Report - A review of the potential for DNA analysis changes to affect the safety of convictions in cases prior to December 1990

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CPS Victim and Witness Satisfaction Survey - September 2015

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This survey was commissioned by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as part of its strategic objective to ensure that its service to victims and witnesses is central to everything it does.

The survey sought to gather the views of victims and witnesses on their experience of the service they received from the CPS during a criminal case in which they were involved. As well as seeking information about the type of case and its outcome, the survey covered the victim's or witness's overall satisfaction levels and views on different stages of the prosecution process.

The Action Plan outlines actions that the CPS intends to take following on from the survey, both internally and across the criminal justice system.

Format

Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
CPS Victim and Witness Satisfaction Survey - September 2015

Victim and Witness Satisfaction Survey Action Plan - September 2015

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Under the spotlight: perverting the course of justice and wasting police time in cases involving allegedly false rape and domestic violence allegations - March 2013

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The report, which examines a 17-month period, shows that false allegations of rape and domestic violence are perhaps more rare than previously thought, and that in only a very small number of cases was it considered that there was sufficient evidence and that it was in the public interest to prosecute a person suspected of making a false allegation of rape or domestic violence.

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
Under the spotlight: perverting the course of justice and wasting police time in cases involving allegedly false rape and domestic violence allegations

Under the spotlight: perverting the course of justice and wasting police time in cases involving allegedly false rape and domestic violence allegations - CSV files of tables

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Special measures for vulnerable and intimidated witnesses: research exploring the decisions and actions taken by prosecutors in a sample of CPS case files

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Report presenting the findings and recommendations from a CPS research study on special measures. The study identifies areas where improvements might be made when prosecutors consider potential special measures applications. Its findings are based on a review of 74 CPS case files and a criminal justice practitioner workshop. Published in August 2012.

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Available as Adobe Acrobat PDF (approx 1.2 mb)
Special measures research findings

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CPS reports from the Civil Service People Surveys

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This page contains the full reports of the Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) results from the cross-Government Civil Service People Surveys. The full CPS results for al surveys can be seen in the CPS highlights reports.

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Available in this section
CPS reports from the Civil Service People Surveys

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CPS Capability Review and Action Plan 2012

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The Crown Prosecution Service has published its latest Capability Review and action plan. The review, which is based on a self assessment, is intended to measure the CPS' capability in three broad areas: leadership, strategy and delivery. The Cabinet Office-led Capability Reviews are designed to improve the capability of the Civil Service, enabling us to meet today’s challenges and prepare for those of tomorrow.

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
CPS Capability Review and Action Plan 2012

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Prosecution of offenders with mental health problems or learning disabilities

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This report presents the findings from the research the CPS has completed into its role in cases involving offenders with mental health problems or learning disabilities. Seven recommendations designed to provide the basis for further consideration and action on behalf of the CPS are proposed.

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Available online in this section
Prosecution of offenders with mental health problems or learning disabilities

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A Review of the CPS Policy and Guidance to Prosecutors on the Sexual Transmission of Infection - One Year On

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The CPS policy and legal guidance to prosecutors on the sexual transmission of infection has proved to be broadly effective during the first 12 months following its publication. Cases involving the intentional or reckless transmission of infection will continue to be referred to the PLA and the CPS will continue to monitor these cases.

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Available online in this section
A Review of the CPS Policy and Guidance to Prosecutors on the Sexual Transmission of Infection - One Year On

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Research into CPS decision-making in cases involving victims and key witnesses with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities

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Research into CPS decision-making in cases involving victims and key witnesses with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities by Vanessa Lee and Corrine Charles of the Crown Prosecution Service Policy Directorate Research Team. Published December 2008.

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
Research into CPS decision-making in cases involving victims and key witnesses with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities

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Findings and recommendations from the CPS pilot on forced marriage and so-called 'honour' crime

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Findings from the CPS pilot on forced marriage and so-called 'honour' crime, and recommendations on future work. Published December 2008.

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
Findings from the CPS pilot on forced marriage and so-called 'honour' crime
Recommendations on future work on forced marriage and so-called 'honour' crime

CPS responses to HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate reports

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CPS Response to HMCPSI Area Assurance Inspection of CPS Yorkshire and Humberside

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The Crown Prosecution Service in Yorkshire and Humberside has strong leadership and communications, works effectively with its criminal justice partners and is committed to delivering staff engagement and development according to a report published by Her Majesty's CPS Inspectorate. This is the CPS response to that report.

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
CPS Response to HMCPSI Area Assurance Inspection of CPS Yorkshire and Humberside - PDF document, approx 98kb

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CPS Response to HMCPSI Area Assurance Inspection of CPS Wessex

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The CPS in Wessex has strong leadership, delivers a good level of service and provides value for money, according to the report from Her Majesty's Crown Prosecutions Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI). This is the CPS response to that report.

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
CPS Response to HMCPSI Area Assurance Inspection of CPS Wessex - PDF document, approx 95kb

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CPS Response to HMCPSI Area Assurance Inspection of CPS East Midlands

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CPS East Midlands has extremely committed staff, works efficiently and has strong leadership, according to a report published today by Her Majesty's CPS Inspectorate. This is the CPS response to that report.

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
CPS Response to HMCPSI Area Assurance Inspection of CPS East Midlands - PDF document, approx 290kb

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Response to HMCPSI review of CPS contribution to the Crown Court Better Case Management (BCM) initiative

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Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) has issued a report today (3 November 2016) which reviews the Crown Prosecution Service's contribution to the multi-agency Better Case Management (BCM) initiative led by the Senior Presiding Judge. This is the CPS response to that report.

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
Response to HMCPSI review of CPS contribution to the Crown Court Better Case Management (BCM) initiative - PDF document, approx 205kb

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Response to HMCPSI Area Assurance Inspection of CPS Cymru-Wales

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Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) has today issued a report (17 August 2016) following its inspection of the performance of CPS Cymru-Wales. The Area was assessed in relation to the Governance and the Value for Money that it provides to the public, and was rated as 'Good'. In relation to its Casework Quality and its standard of delivery for victims, witnesses and other service users, the Area was rated as 'Fair'.

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
CPS Response to HMCPSI Area Assurance Inspection of CPS Cymru-Wales - PDF document, approx 395kb

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Response to HMCPSI and HMIC Joint Report on Effectiveness of Digital Systems

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Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary have today issued a report (13 April 2016) following their joint Inspection of the effectiveness of digital systems used to prepare and present cases in the Criminal Justice System.

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
CPS Response to HMCPSI and HMIC Joint Report on Effectiveness of Digital Systems - PDF document, approx 31kb

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Response to HMCPSI Report on on Transforming Summary Justice

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Her Majesty's Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) has issued a report today (22 February 2016) which reviews the Crown Prosecution Service's contribution to the multi-agency Transforming Summary Justice initiative (TSJ). This is the CPS response to that report.

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
CPS Response to HMCPSI Report on on Transforming Summary Justice - PDF document, approx 288kb

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Response to HMCPSI Thematic Report on Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) Units

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The CPS has today (2 February 2016) published its response to the HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate report which reviews the Crown Prosecution Service's handling of rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO)

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
CPS Response to HMCPSI Thematic Report on Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) Units - PDF document, approx 1mb

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Response to HMCPSI Report on Communicating with Victims

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The CPS has today (13 January 2016) published its response to the HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate report Communicating with Victims

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Available to download as Adobe Acrobat PDF.
CPS Response to HMCPSI Report on Communicating with Victims - PDF document, approx 53kb