Analysis: mistakes at the CPS have gone beyond a joke – The Times

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in Crown Prosecution Service, special report by sally

“When a hospital doctor picks up a patient’s file, he needs to see the patient’s medical history; what treatment is being given and what drugs have been prescribed. If the file is incomplete and can’t be relied on, the system would collapse. The same is true with court files. But in a damning report published today, the Inspectorate of the Crown Prosecution Service found that most files – both in the magistrates’ courts and in the crown court – are incomplete.”

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The Times, 22nd May 2008