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Find out what prosecutors say about the first CPS Football Conference (video clips)


The first Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Football Prosecutors conference was the best opportunity for staff of the CPS, Home Office, UK Football Policing Unit, Football Association and Professional Football Association..… full story

Joint statement on alleged misuse of parliamentary expenses


The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) today issued the following statement relating to allegations of misuse of parliamentary expenses.… full story

Charging decision regarding Metropolitan Police officer (Jamshid) Ali Dizaei


The Crown Prosecution Service has today advised the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) that there is sufficient evidence to charge (Jamshid) Ali Dizaei with misconduct in public office and perverting the course of justice in relation to events that took place on Friday 18 July 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.

“Who is going to pick up my children from school if I have to be at court? This is one of the concerns that victims and witnesses of crime may have when asked to give evidence in a prosecution case”. CPS Witness Care Unit Manager, Debbie Hewlett explains how she and her team in Avon and Somerset help everyday victims and witnesses to give evidence in court.

Careers at the CPS

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

Latest Vacancies

Head of Equality and Diversity for CPS London

London | Closing date 19 June 2009


Sheffield | Closing date 18 June 2009

Witness Care Officer

South Yorkshire | Closing date 18 June 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.

Find out more about what happens when you are a victim or witness


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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

Closed: 23 April 2009

Legal Resources

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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.

Find out more about how we work and make decisions