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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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New head of Crown Prosecution Service and Director Of Public Prosecutions appointed

The Attorney General, the Rt Hon Baroness Scotland QC, has appointed Keir Starmer QC as the new Head of the Crown Prosecution Service and Director of Public Prosecutions. He will take up post on 1st November 2008.

Find out more on the Attorney General's Office website

Vote of confidence in CPS Associate Prosecutors

As part of its contribution towards a more efficient and effective criminal justice system, the Crown Prosecution Service has further advanced the development of Associate Prosecutors - specially trained lay employees of the CPS who are permitted by law to prosecute a defined range of proceedings in the magistrates' courts.

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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 and news stories.

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