Implementing Section 48 Advance Disclosure of the Prosecution Case Options and Issues


This December 1983 Vera London report discusses the principal options for implementing section 48 of the Criminal Justice Act 1977, which concerns advance disclosure of the prosecution case to the defense. In 1983-84, Vera collaborated with the Inner London Probation and After-care Service (ILPAS) to develop two pilot projects—a London-based project provided disclosure of the statements of prosecution witnesses, and a Northumbria project focused on disclosure of a summary of the prosecution case. Drawing upon the results to date of the two pilots, and other available information, the paper also sets forth the major policy issues which must be determined in the course of implementing 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 ...

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