Advance Disclosure: Reflections on the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996
Abstract:The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act (CPIA) 1996 introduced a regime for advance disclosure which is at odds with the operational practices of police officers, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and defence solicitors. Discretion in matters of disclosure has largely been returned to police officers with evidence of flawed supervision of the process by both police and CPS. As a consequence errors, whether inadvertent or otherwise, may not be recognised and the result is a system which presents real risks of future miscarriages of justice.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Teesside
Publication date: 2001-05-01