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These publications cover work on criminal policy by our department and also by the government.

| May 2006 |

Your choice to have a voice in court

A new scheme is being tested in five crown courts (old bailey, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and Winchester) that will allow the families of murder and manslaughter victims to make an oral statement, or use a victims' advocate, to describe how the crime has affected them. The scheme is being piloted for a year, starting in April 2006. This leaflet explains the scheme.

| 20 September 2004 |

Sentencing Guidelines Council

| July 2004 |

Criminal Case Management Framework

| 3 December 2003 |

The Government's Criminal Justice Strategy

| 8 October 2001 |

Review of the Criminal Courts

Consultation Papers and general publications

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