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Crown Prosecution Service


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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.

Subjects: Law.


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