Crown Prosecution Service

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutes criminal cases that have been investigated by the police and other investigative organisations in England and Wales. The CPS is independent, and we make our decisions independently of the police and government.

Our duty is to make sure that the right person is prosecuted for the right offence, and to bring offenders to justice wherever possible.

Researcher Senior researcher
Crown Prosecution Service
This workstream and the research carried out will explore and provide greater understanding of the way that prosecutors enact the Prosecutor's Code and supporting guidance when determining whether to charge a suspect, and in particular the extent to which this facilitates consistency in decision making. There is a need to explore the way in which prosecutors apply the Code and associated guidance, with a view to ensuring that that CPS has taken all reasonable steps to reduce disproportionality in decision making and is addressing its Public Sector Equality Duty.
Project Type:
Consulting - Tender opportunity