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Private prosecution: a useful constitutional safeguard or potentially dangerous historical anomaly?

Elvin, J. D. ORCID: 0000-0002-1349-8149 and De Than, C. (2019). Private prosecution: a useful constitutional safeguard or potentially dangerous historical anomaly?. Criminal Law Review, 2019(8), pp. 656-683.

Abstract

In the light of recent English cases concerning the right of individuals to bring private prosecutions, this article argues that this right should be removed or circumscribed more closely. In particular, we advocate three reforms here if the power to launch private prosecutions is to remain.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Criminal Law Review following peer review. The definitive published version Elvin, J. D. and De Than, C. (2019). Private prosecution: a useful constitutional safeguard or potentially dangerous historical anomaly?. Criminal Law Review, 2019(8), is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service .
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22544
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