Rape and serious sexual offence prosecutions - Assessment of disclosure of unused material ahead of trial

|Publication

In January 2018, the Crown Prosecution Service announced that senior prosecutors were assessing all cases in England and Wales where someone had been charged with rape or serious sexual assault. This additional scrutiny of pre-trial prosecutions was carried out to ensure that prosecutors were satisfied that the police had pursued all reasonable lines of enquiry, and that there was a clear strategy to ensure disclosure was carried out effectively and in a timely manner.

This report is the outcome of that assessment.

Available to download

Rape and serious sexual offence prosecutions - Assessment of disclosure of unused material ahead of trial - PDF, approx 439 KB