Managing Decision Making and Times Scales in Jointly Reported Cases

Jill McAfee, Stuart Allardyce

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Abstract

Offences which are required to be jointly reported to the Procurator Fiscal (PF) and the Children’s Reporter can be found here. In deciding whether to prosecute a child who has been jointly reported, COPFS (Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service) will liaise with the Children’s Reporter (as per their joint agreement) and will take into account a number of factors including for example sufficiency of evidence, the offending history of the accused, the severity of the offence and the public interest.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages1
Edition17
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2014

Keywords

  • child offenders
  • procurator fiscal
  • young offenders
  • children's hearing system
  • compulsory supervision

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