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CCL: Diversions from Prosecution: Policy and Practice
Wed, Jun 14, 2017, 6:00 PM
Organised by UCL Centre for Criminal Law event
(Legal Manager, Crown Prosecution Service)
(TV Edwards LLP, Visiting Professor at QMUL)
Lord Justice Peter Gross
(Judge, Court of Appeal)
1.5 learning hours for Bar Standards Board training records
About the talk:
As more magistrates’ courts close and funds for criminal justice remain very limited, diversions from court are again likely to be increasingly used by police and prosecutors. In this session, senior figures from the CPS and private practice consider some of the ongoing questions. How are decisions to offer diversions controlled internally, and what are the possible remedies where an inappropriate offer has been made? What are the various considerations when advising a suspect whether to accept a diversion?
Themes and learning outcomes at a glance:
- Increased understanding of decision-making on diversions from prosecution
- Up-to-date knowledge of remedies for inappropriate offers of diversion
- Insight into defence strategies in relation to acceptance of diversions.
About the Centre:
Criminal law is a major subject of academic and practical importance. This has always been so in England, where the subject has a rich history and occupies a very prominent place in popular awareness of the legal system. The Centre aims to promote research and teaching at UCL in criminal law subjects, namely substantive criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence, the criminal justice system, criminology and the philosophy and practice of punishment.