Criminal Processes in England and Wales

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Criminal process in England and Wales The values of accountability, effective performance, rights protection, democracy and confidence are primarily promoted by the oversight of the criminal process provided by the courts, independent administrative bodies and the public. There are five principal contexts in which the courts operate to oversee police policy and conduct. These are: judicial review hearings; during the trial process; via criminal prosecution of the police; at an inquest in the coroner's court; and where a civil action is brought. English criminal law procedures are majorly acts of parliament. In England there is the existence of The Crown Prosecution Service which is run by the director of public prosecution, the director of public prosecution is appointed by the attorney general under his superintendence. In England the work of defending suspects and defendants is done by defense lawyers. Defense lawyers are in two categories; solicitors and barristers. Other participants in the criminal process include the police whose primary role is to investigate. The police investigators in England and Wales differ significantly from their counterparts in the continental Europe in the way they are organized and the duties that they are entrusted. In England and Wales police are largely independent of direct government control. In addition to the police there are other agents of investigation like the Inland Revenue and Customs and Exercise- and the Serious Fraud
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