Well, there has been research conducted in this area which shows that a horrifically high number of errors, reaching the thousands are made every year, with many going completely undetected. While some mistakes don’t have too much impact in practice, other failures lead to unlawful sentences being imposed.
In criminal law, we use two different standards of proof, the most well known is ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ (although these days expressed as ‘so that you are sure’), and the balance of probabilities.
The aim of the legislation is to address and help to reduce the current problems in relation to knife crime and other serious weapons. It remains to be seen as to whether the new measures will be effective and we will be monitoring all new measures being brought in very closely.
Here we highlight the main Crown Court participants and how we can help provide representation in crown court cases.
The types of corruption in the prison services are broad, with drugs being brought in by corrupt guards to a member of staff engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a prisoner. There are already security teams in place in prisons that may search staff, with the use of metal detectors if needed. The new units are going to compliment the system already in place, giving it an extra layer.
Forensic Evidence in the Criminal Justice System has been in the news again recently – with the confiscation of mobile phones for evidence in rape cases stirring mixed opinions. Here we look at how forensic evidence in used.