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By Noel Cross

This obtainable textual content allows criminology and legal justice scholars to appreciate and severely overview the felony legislation, within the context of legal justice and wider social concerns. The publication explains felony legislation comprehensively, masking either normal ideas and particular forms of legal offence. It examines legal legislations in its social context, in addition to contemplating the way it is utilized by the legal justice tactics and corporations which implement it in perform. it's followed by means of a spouse web site which includes a diversity of assets for teachers and scholars.

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G. CPS 2004) state that the CPS must take the victim’s views into account when deciding whether or not to prosecute in a particular case, and the Attorney-General’s Guidelines on the Acceptance of Pleas, issued to all CPS workers, states that the victim’s interests must also be considered before the prosecution accepts a guilty plea from a defendant in court (Attorney-General’s Office 2005). However, the victim’s interest must be balanced against the CPS’s main two tests for deciding whether or not to prosecute a case – that is the public interest in prosecution and the prospect of a realistic conviction.

Therefore, there was no point in defending their clients to the full extent. McConville et al. highlighted poor training as a key reason for defence solicitors not defending their clients’ rights strongly enough. Legal aid, the financial support available to defendants to help them secure legal representation in court, has not been used effectively enough by solicitors – an issue which has become more important as the legal aid budget has been cut by the government recently, reducing the number of solicitors which offer legal aid services to defendants (Bridges 2002).

Legal aid, the financial support available to defendants to help them secure legal representation in court, has not been used effectively enough by solicitors – an issue which has become more important as the legal aid budget has been cut by the government recently, reducing the number of solicitors which offer legal aid services to defendants (Bridges 2002). While this evidence does not suggest that all defence solicitors ignore due process in their work, it does point to the fact that in practice, court justice has the potential to move away from a pure consideration of a defendant’s responsibility for crime through mens rea, in favour of saving time and money.

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