"The Royal Commission on Criminal Justice" was set up in March 1991 with the primary task of recommending changes to the criminal justice system to prevent further miscarriages of justice. This report takes a much broader view of the Commission's remit; its recommendations are aimed as much at reducing the risk of the guilty being acquitted as at trying to prevent the conviction of the innocent. Three hundred and eighty two recommendations are made by the Commission, covering police investigations, safeguards for suspects, the "right of silence" and confession evidence, the prosecution, pre-trial procedures in the Crown Court, the trial, forensic science and other expert evidence, the court of appeal and correction of miscarriages of justice.
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Book Description HMSO, London, 1972. xv pp + 324pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary Paper. Cmnd.5154. A very clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 151111