Advance Disclosure of the Prosecution Case An Evaluation of Two Pilot Schemes


This 1985 Vera London report evaluates two pilot projects that implemented section 48 of the Criminal Justice Act of 1977, which concerns advance disclosure of the prosecution case to the defense in criminal cases. In 1983-84, Vera collaborated with the Inner London Probation and After-care Service (ILPAS) to develop two pilot projects - an East London project provided disclosure of the statements of prosecution witnesses, and a Northumbria project focused on disclosure of a summary of the prosecution case. The paper also sets forth the major policy issues concerning implementation of section 48.


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People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021