Crown Prosecution Service

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Crown Prosecution Service

Crown Prosecution Service

Crown Prosecution Service

Crown Prosecution Service

Crown Prosecution Service

The Evolving Role of the English Crown Prosecution Service

ASHKEN, Kenneth Richard (born 1945), JP; Director (Policy), Crown Prosecution Service, 1990–95

WILLIAMSON, Richard Arthur (born 1932), Director, Midland Region, Crown Prosecution Service, 1987–89

McGINTY, Kevin Charles Patrick (born 1957), HM Chief Inspector, Crown Prosecution Service, since 2015

DAW, Roger Keith (born 1959), Principal Policy Advisor to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Crown Prosecution Service, 2009–10

HETHERINGTON, Thomas Chalmers (1926 - 2007), Director of Public Prosecutions, 1977–87; Head of the Crown Prosecution Service, 1986–87

GANDY, David Stewart (born 1932), Consultant, Pannone and Partners, solicitors, since 1993; Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions and Chief Executive, Crown Prosecution Service, 1987–93

WIBLIN, Derek John (born 1933), Under Secretary, Principal Establishment and Finance Officer, Crown Prosecution Service, 1988–93

WOOLER, Stephen John (born 1948), HM Chief Inspector, Crown Prosecution Service, 1999–2010 (became statutory independent inspectorate, 2000)

SHAW, Stephen Arthur (born 1953), Independent Assessor of Complaints, Crown Prosecution Service, since 2013; Independent Complaints Assessor, Department for Transport, since 2013

REEDS, Graham Joseph - QC 2009; a Principal Advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service, since 2008 (Principal Counsel, since 2010); a Recorder, since 2002

R. (on the application of Alamieyeseigha) v Crown Prosecution Service, Judicial Review, [2005] EWHC 2704, [2005] All ER (D) 348, ILDC 93 (UK 2005), 25th November 2005, Administrative Court


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An organization created by the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 to conduct the majority of criminal prosecutions. Its head is the Director of Public Prosecutions, who is answerable to Parliament through the Attorney General. The CPS is independent of the police and is organized on a regional basis, each region having a Chief Crown Prosecutor. It also advises police forces on matters related to criminal offences.

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