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Understanding the progression of serious cases through the criminal justice system

There is wide interest in understanding how cases progress through the criminal justice system (CJS).

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Understanding the progression of serious cases through the Criminal Justice System

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There is wide interest in understanding how cases progress through the criminal justice system (CJS).

This analysis focused on four serious offences as they were originally reported in 2008/09: rape, sexual assault, grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and GBH without intent.

This report summarises some initial findings in relation to the criminal justice process from allegation to outcome, re-grading of offences, decision making at key stages, false allegations and the circumstance of victims and suspects.

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