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The Director's Guidance

Title

Deferred Prosecution Agreements - Code of Practice

Description

A Code of Practice to be applied regarding Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA). DPAs involve companies reaching an agreement with a prosecutor, where the company is charged with a criminal offence but proceedings are automatically suspended. The company agrees to a number of conditions, which may include payment of a financial penalty, payment of compensation and implementation of a corporate compliance programme. DPAs may be used for fraud, bribery and economic crime.

Format

Available to download in Adobe Acrobat PDF
Deferred Prosecution Agreements – Code of Practice, PDF document, approx 347kb

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The Director's Guidance on the handling of cases where the jurisdiction to prosecute is shared with prosecuting authorities overseas

Description

This page provides guidance for CPS prosecutors in cases where criminal investigations have been commenced in more than one jurisdiction and involve suspected criminal conduct that crosses international boundaries. In this guidance, such cases are referred to as cases of concurrent jurisdiction.

Format

Available online in this section
The Director's Guidance on the handling of cases where the jurisdiction to prosecute is shared with prosecuting authorities overseas

Title

Directors’ Guidance to accompany the Attorney General's Guidelines on Plea Discussions in Cases of Serious or Complex Fraud

Description

Guidance issued on 18 March 2009 jointly by the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Director of the Serious Fraud Office and the Director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions, providing legal and practical guidance on the application of the Attorney General’s Guidelines on plea discussions in cases of serious or complex fraud

Format

Available online in this section
Directors’ Guidance to accompany the Attorney General's Guidelines on Plea Discussions in Cases of Serious or Complex Fraud

Title

The Director's Guidance on Adult Conditional Cautions

Description

Guidance to Police Officers and Crown Prosecutors issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions under Section 37A of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

Format

Available online in this section
The Director's Guidance on Adult Conditional Cautions

Title

The Director's Guidance On Youth Conditional Cautions

Description

Guidance to Police Officers and Crown Prosecutors issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions under Section 37A of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

Format

Available online in this section
The Director's Guidance On Youth Conditional Cautions

Title

The Director's Guidance on Charging 5th Edition: May 2013 (Revised arrangements)

Description

Guidance to Police Officers and Crown Prosecutors Issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions under S37A of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 - fifth edition.

Format

Available online in this section
The Director's Guidance on Charging 5th Edition

Title

Director's Instructions to CPS Associate Prosecutors

Description

General Instructions to Crown Prosecution Service Associate Prosecutors, pursuant to Section 7A(3) and (4) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985

Format

Available online in this section
Director's Instructions to CPS Associate Prosecutors

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The Director's Guidance on Witness Anonymity

Description

This Guidance must be read in conjunction with the Attorney General's Guidelines on The Prosecutor's Role in Applications for Witness Anonymity Orders. The Guidelines and this Guidance set out how Crown Prosecutors must deal with applications for anonymity under the 2008 Act, and associated matters.

Format

Available online in this section
The Director's Guidance on Witness Anonymity