E66 – Criminal Investigations and Charging (Monologue)

This episode is part of the English Legal System (Module 5): An Introduction to Criminal Procedure.

Flickr user Polandeze Murder crime scene CC BY 2.0This episodes focuses on pre-trial criminal procedure including the investigation stage and decision to prosecute. We look at what happens after a crime has been committed but before a suspect goes to court for pre-trial hearings and a full criminal trial. This episode covers:

  • How police investigate crimes
  • How the police and Crown Prosecution Service make charging decisions
  • Dealing with low-level crime
  • Lots of Legal English vocabulary. 

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