Evidential Review / Decision making

Target Audience

Agencies (at any level) who are involved in criminal investigations and who are required to conduct evidential reviews.


Aim

To enable delegates to comply with legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines and ‘best practice’ when conducting evidential reviews.


Outcomes

Delegates will leave these courses trained at the appropriate level by an accredited assessment centre – to include certification.

Review the strength of evidence in a manner which is robust, transparent and professional.

Trainers are either solicitors, barristers or retired police detectives.

Courses contain assessed role play and can be pass/ fail if required and are bespoke to the specific needs of the client.

Courses can stand alone or form part of a national development programme.


Core Topic Areas

  • Role OF ERO / FA
  • Decision making – recording rationale
  • Reasonable lines of enquiry
  • Code of Crown Prosecutors
  • Threshold / full tests
  • Public Interest
  • Transforming summary justice
  • DPP guidance – 5th edition
  • Police charge decisions (PCD)
  • Non – PCD
  • CPS charging decisions
  • Better case management
  • Anticipation of plea
  • When to charge / not to charge
  • What is evidence
  • Pitfalls (ID, CCTV, Time limits, pre-cons)
  • File build / MG series / MG3 reviews
  • National file standards
  • DA/ RASSO checklists
  • Victimless prosecutions
  • Victims code / review
  • Appeals
  • Bin v Build
  • Out of court disposals
  • Special measures
  • Bad character
  • Heresay
  • Ancillary orders
  • Disclosure– CPIA
  • DPPvLEE
  • S8 applications
  • Defence case statements
  • Bail
  • Custody time limits
  • CPS memos / action plans
  • PET v PTPH  / NG pleas
  • Court skills
  • Trial review

Dates and Prices

Duration 1 to 5 days
2018 Dates on request
2019
Delegate Cost £ + VAT
Location
Accommodation Costs and details

Post Course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.