Crown Prosecution Service

Why are English courts sitting idle?
Justice
In Brief

Why are English courts sitting idle?

Criminal cases brought to trial have plunged to record lows despite rising crime
3 Jan 2020
Why the CPS is accused of quietly dropping rape cases
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In Depth

Why the CPS is accused of quietly dropping rape cases

Prosecutors to face judicial review challenge over alleged covert policy changes
10 Jun 2019
Social media abuse to be treated like offline hate crimes
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Social media abuse to be treated like offline hate crimes

The Crown Prosecution Service will target internet trolls with new online rules
22 Aug 2017
Eighteen guilty in Newcastle sex abuse ring
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Eighteen guilty in Newcastle sex abuse ring

Victims as young as 13 given drugs and alcohol before being assaulted
10 Aug 2017
Craig Mackinlay: Tory MP charged over campaign spending
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Craig Mackinlay: Tory MP charged over campaign spending

Candidate for South Thanet and two others will appear in court next month
2 Jun 2017
Violence against women: record number of convictions
Violence against women
In Brief

Violence against women: record number of convictions

But charities say there is still a long way to go before all victims receive the justice they need and deserve
25 Jun 2015
Women with vaginal piercings 'victims of FGM'
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Women with vaginal piercings 'victims of FGM'

The Department of Health has been accused of 'undermining' real abuse with its new guidelines on FGM
19 Mar 2015

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Rape and consent: will new guidelines make a difference?
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Rape and consent: will new guidelines make a difference?

CPS advice to police aims to challenge rape myths and stereotypes, but it won't change the law
29 Jan 2015
Secret trial blocked by Court of Appeal
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In Depth

Secret trial blocked by Court of Appeal

'Core' of terror trial will be secret, but media and public will have access to most proceedings
12 Jun 2014
'Sexminster' victim Nigel Evans urges abuse case time limit
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In Depth

'Sexminster' victim Nigel Evans urges abuse case time limit

Former Deputy Speaker believes we need statute of limitations – and anonymity for those accused
14 Apr 2014
Skip raider says he will 'do it again' after charges dropped
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Skip raider says he will 'do it again' after charges dropped

'This is how we live' - William James says 'hundreds' of people in London are eating food from bins
30 Jan 2014
CPS under fire for charging men who took food from skip
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CPS under fire for charging men who took food from skip

Three men face prosecution for taking vegetables, cheese and Mr Kipling cakes out of an Iceland skip
29 Jan 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 17 May 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 17 May 2012

17 May 2012
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