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The Crown Prosecution Service is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales.

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Free Expression and the Rule of Law

The Director of Public Prosecutions gave a speech about free expression and the rule of law on Tuesday 4 March at the Birmingham Law School. In the speech he addressed whether there are or should be appropriate limits to free speech, the approach of the criminal law, over time, to this issue and the role of prosecutors.

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CPS Success Stories

You can find out how we are performing by looking at our latest Case Outcomes and Area Performance Summary. Here are just a few of our recent successes.

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