Report by Royal Commission on Criminal Procedure
Adversarial or Inquisitorial
The Royal Commission on Criminal Justice , also known as the Runciman Commission , was established in London on 14 March by the Home Secretary for the purpose of examining the English system of criminal justice and make recommendations as to changes that should be made increase the efficiency of the system and the effective justice inherent in the process. It took effect in The Commission was the continuation of Sir John May 's inquiry into the false convictions of the Maguire Seven and extension to other miscarriages of justice. Viscount Runciman was the original chairman. In particular, it was to examine: 1 The behavior of the police and supervising officers. The Royal Commission reported to Parliament in July and recommended the establishment of an independent body to:. As a result the Criminal Appeal Act established the Criminal Cases Review Commission as an executive non-departmental public body.
Papers of the Royal Commission on Criminal Procedures collected by its Chairman Sir Cyril Philips, , including minutes, oral and written evidence, associated correspondence and copies of final reports and research studies published by the Commission. The RCCP was set up in to examine the duties and powers of the police and the rights and duties of suspects in respect of the investigation of criminal offences and the procedure for prosecution in criminal cases. The Commission reported in Royal Commission on Criminal Procedures. Archive Collection.
This report addresses part of paragraph d of the Letters Patent , which requires the Royal Commission to inquire into:. It also addresses paragraphs a to c of the Letters Patent, which require the Royal Commission to inquire into:. This report contains recommendations in relation to the criminal justice system's response to child sexual abuse, including institutional child sexual abuse. The recommendations are directed to reform of the criminal justice system to ensure that the following objectives are met:. Criminal justice. The Royal Commission released the Criminal justice report in August
Administrative / Biographical History
Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. This article contrasts the traditional English prosecutorial system, and its underlying values, with the new Crown Prosecution Service and the related values which have emerged from five years of official study and planning of prosecutorial reform. The traditional system reflected the English ideal of the amateur generalist. Under this system the police, acting as citizens, undertook most prosecutions, hiring legal assistance as needed. Ower the last twenty years, about three-quarters of the English police forces set up prosecuting solicitors departments. While these institutions give professional legal assistance to many police, they were purely local arrangements without statutory basis and legally similar to the traditional ad hoc arrangements. In the Crown Prosecution Service will be initiated.