Scrutiny Panels

Our scrutiny panels give local people the opportunity to provide their perspective on the way we prosecute particular types of cases in the East Midlands. Panel members look at the details of cases we have prosecuted and provide us with valuable feedback about the way people and communities perceive our decision-making and the way we handle cases.

There are two scrutiny panels in the East Midlands, which each meet three times a year:

Hate crime scrutiny panel

This panel looks at the cases including:

  • Race and religious hate crimes
  • Disability hate crimes
  • Homophobic hate crimes
  • Crimes against older people

Violence against women scrutiny panel

This panel scrutinises cases including:

  • Crimes against older people
  • Rape and serious sexual offences
  • Domestic violence, including honour-based crime

Find out more about the outcomes of the panels:

Brief summary of the panel meetings November 2012 to January 2013

Brief summary of the panel meetings September to October 2012

Brief summary of the panel meetings April to May 2012

Brief summary of the panel meetings November 2011 to January 2012

Brief summary of the panel meetings March to May 2011

Brief summary of the panel meeting January to February 2011