Is the DPP too lenient?

The recently-published annual report of the Director of Public Prosecutions, James Hamilton, notes that, despite working out of several locations, the office coped with a doubling in files between 2000 and 2007. During 2007, the office managed to con

9th August, 2008

The recently-published annual report of the Director of Public Prosecutions, James Hamilton, notes that, despite working out of several locations, the office coped with a doubling in files between 2000 and 2007. During 2007, the office managed to contain work-in-progress - ‘‘cases under consideration’’ - at year end, to 5 per cent of the throughput of cases.

The Office appears to be well positioned to pick ‘‘winners’’, since over 90 per cent of files they...

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