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Prosecuting Special Crime

Deaths in custody, allegations against the police, corporate manslaughter, medical manslaughter, serious public corruption, election offences, 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.

Find out more about extradition

Find out more about how we prosecute bribery and corruption

Find out how we prosecute election offences

Find out more about how we deal with allegations against the police

Find out about our prosecution policy for deaths in custody

Find out about unduly lenient sentences

'Cash for Honours' statement


The Crown Prosecution Service can confirm that it has today received the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) file of evidence into the so-called 'Cash for Honours' inquiry. It will now be reviewed in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors to determine whether any individuals should be charged with any offences. These decisions will be notified to the MPS in due course and will be publicly announced after concerned parties are notified. The reviewing lawyer is Carmen Dowd, Head of CPS Special Crime Division.

  1. The Code for Crown Prosecutors can be found on this website.
  2. Media enquiries to CPS Press Office on 020 7796 8127.