Standards for Prosecutors

An Analysis of the United Kingdom National Prosecuting Agencies

By Barry Hancock, John Jackson

This the first book to use the international standards for prosecutors as a method for analysing national prosecution systems and the first full examination of the three UK national prosecuting agencies: the Crown Office and Procurators Fiscal Service in Scotland, the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales and the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland.'The result is a new look at prosecution services which should serve as the basis for future research and improve understanding between prosecutors. 'The book will be of great importance for all prosecution services which seek to reach higher services.' - Henning Fode, President of the International Association of Prosecutors. Contents include A full analysis and comparison of the various international instruments relating to prosecutors; a comparison of the different constitutional arrangements governing the UK national prosecuting agencies; separate chapters on each of the services with an historical introduction and an examination of the position, role and decision making of prosecutors within each service; and conclusions. About the authors: Barry Hancock is a Former Senior Inspector, Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales and General Counsel of the International Association of Prosecutors. John Jackson is Professor of Public Law at Queen' s University Belfast. Readership: Public prosecutors, judges and defence practitioners, policy makers and academics.


219 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789058502087