The practice of pre-trial detention in England and Wales: Research report

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Cape, Ed and Smith, T. (2016) The practice of pre-trial detention in England and Wales: Research report. Project Report. University of the West of England, Bristol. Available from:

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This study of pre-trial detention (PTD) decision-making in England and Wales is part of a 10 country study funded by the European Commission, and managed by Fair Trials. The authors conducted a defence lawyer survey, observed PTD hearings, examined CPS files, and interviewed judges, magistrates and Crown prosecutors, between November 2014 and June 2015. The information obtained provides important insights into the way in which PTD is regulated and how that works in practice, and the authors make a number of significant recommendations designed to improve the decision-making process and reduce the inappropriate use of PTD.

Item Type: Report or Working Paper (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pre-trial detention, bail, England and Wales, criminal procedure, remand in custody, remand on bail
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Law
Depositing User: Professor Ed Lloyd-Cape
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 16:23
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 14:54


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