Criminal courts charge Contents

Contents

Terms of Reference

Summary

1 Introduction

The Committee’s inquiry

2 The criminal courts charge

What is the criminal courts charge?

The objective of the charge

The mandatory nature of the charge

Financial aspects

Effects on justice

Defendant behaviour

Sentencer behaviour

Other effects of the charge

3 Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament




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