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Community prosecutors will help deliver modern prosecution service


Message from Keir Starmer: From June prosecutors will adopt a 'Community Prosecutor' approach, using creative strategies to help address some of the more negative issues facing our neighbourhoods..… full story

Jury acquits 3 men of conspiracy with the 7/7 bombers but 2 men guilty of terrorist training


Waheed Ali, Sadeer Salim and Mohammed Shakil were today found not guilty of conspiracy to cause an explosion. The Crown Prosecution Service?s case was that the men conspired together and with Mohammed Siddique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer, Jermaine Lindsay, Hasib Hussain and others in the months leading up to the bombings in London on 7 July 2005.… full story

CPS advises first corporate manslaughter charge under new act


In the first application of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, the Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised a charge of corporate manslaughter against Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd in relation to the death of Alexander Wright on 5 September 2008.… full story

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Organised Crime Division

Drug trafficking, people trafficking, use of firearms, money laundering, internet crime, fraud, serious robbery and organised vehicle crime at home and internationally, are all dealt with by the Organised Crime Division. A specialist team of experienced prosecutors, the Organised Crime Division work closely with the police and international law enforcement agencies to bring criminals to justice.

Special Crime Division

Deaths in custody, corporate manslaughter, medical manslaughter, serious public corruption, appeals to the House of Lords and extradition are just some of the types of cases dealt with by specialist Crown Prosecutors in the Special Crime Division.

Terrorism, race hate, crimes against humanity, war crimes, violent extremism, hijacking and espionage cases are tackled by a specialist team of Crown Prosecutors. The Counter Terrorism Division of the CPS includes highly experienced prosecutors, advocates and caseworkers who work closely with the police to bring offenders to justice.

Careers at the CPS

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Interested in fighting for justice? Find out about career opportunities at the CPS.

Latest Vacancies

Witness Care Officer

Malvern | Closing date 19 May 2009

Service Desk Analyst

Wakefield | Closing date 15 May 2009

Service Desk Manager

Wakefield | Closing date 15 May 2009

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Victims and Witnesses

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Victims and witnesses are at the heart of the criminal justice system and we take our duties to victims and witnesses very seriously. Being fair and being seen to be fair are the cornerstones of everything we do. We aim to be transparent in what we do and keep you informed of our decisions.

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We consult with the public, community groups, the voluntary sector and other agencies about the way we do our work. You can help us to be better informed, fairer and more representative by participating in our consultations.

Latest Public Consultation

A public consultation on The Code for Crown Prosecutors

Closing date 23 April 2009

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We are committed to open justice and therefore publish detailed information about the way we work and the way we make decisions. In the professionals section you can find detailed Legal guidance, The Code for Crown Prosecutors and information about how we make decisions, the way we carry out our duties and how we spend public money.

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