oa De Rebus - English justice (5) - more crime, less justice
|Article Title||English justice (5) - more crime, less justice|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Feb 1984|
|Pages||74 - 75|
|Keyword(s)||Acquittals, Ethnic minorities, Judge-made justice, Juries on trial, Plea-bargaining, Police investigations, Presumed innocent, Prison before trial and Royal commission|
Under pressure from the rising crime rate, the English criminal trial system is delivering justice neither speedily nor always correctly. Delays and miscarriages of justice are turning it into a cause for national concern but reforms are on the way.
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