Evaluating the case for greater use of private prosecutions in England and Wales for fraud offences

27 Aug 2014 5:45 PM | Deleted user

Authors: C. Lewis, G. Brooks, M. Button, D. Shepherd, A. Wakefield

Published: March 2014, 13 pages

Publisher: International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice 42 (2014) 3-15

This paper considers the challenges and opportunities that exist in England and Wales for the use of private prosecutions for Fraud. It considers the need for sanctions against fraudsters: looks at the prosecution landscape as it has evolved, especially during the 21st century: considers the legal basis for private prosecution and gives a brief history of its extent. The advantages and disadvantages associated with private prosecution are considered and recommendations made on the changes needed before there could be significant developments in the use of private prosecutions.

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