Mobile menu

Question on the English Legal System
Thread poster: eva75

eva75
English
+ ...
Jun 11, 2005

I need to find out the exact role of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the UK Legal System, in particular England. I've tried googling to find the answer, but to no avail. Can anyone help or give me a good link on the English Legal System.

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-06-11 11:01]


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Anne Gillard-Groddeck  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:18
German to English
DPP Jun 11, 2005

[quote]eva75 wrote:

I need to find out the exact role of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the UK Legal System, in particular England.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is the head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and answers to the Attorney-General (legal adviser to the Crown and a member of government) who, in turn, is accountable to Parliament for the work of the DPP and also appoints the DPP. The DPP must be a barrister or solicitor of at least ten years' standing.

The DPP may appear for the prosecution in criminal appeals to the House of Lords and to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).

The CPS itself was set up in 1986 in order to separate the investigation of crime, which is the job of the police, from prosecution itself. The CPS becomes active when the police decide to prosecute and institute proceedings. At this point full responsibility for the prosecution or the decision to discontinue proceedings passes to the CPS. There are 13 prosecution areas which each have their own Chief Crown Prosecutor.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Russell Jones  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:18
Member (2004)
Italian to English
Full details on this website Jun 11, 2005

http://www.cps.gov.uk/index.html

Direct link Reply with quote
 

eva75
English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks! Jun 12, 2005

Thanks for your help.

Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Maria Castro[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Question on the English Legal System

Advanced search


Translation news





CafeTran Espresso
You've never met a CAT tool this clever!

Translate faster & easier, using a sophisticated CAT tool built by a translator / developer. Accept jobs from clients who use SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast & major CAT tools. Download and start using CafeTran Espresso -- for free

More info »
SDL Trados Studio 2017 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2017 helps translators increase translation productivity whilst ensuring quality. Combining translation memory, terminology management and machine translation in one simple and easy-to-use environment.

More info »



All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs