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Evaluation of the Reforms to Summary Criminal Legal Assistance and Disclosure

Bradshaw, Paul and Sharp, Clare and Duff, Pete and Tata, Cyrus and Barry, Monica and Munro, Mary and McCrone, Paul (2012) Evaluation of the Reforms to Summary Criminal Legal Assistance and Disclosure. [Report]

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This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the changes to disclosure and summary criminal legal assistance (SCLA)1 introduced under Summary Justice Reform (SJR). The overall aim of SJR is the establishment of a summary justice system which is: fair to the accused, victims and witnesses; effective in deterring and punishing offenders; efficient in the use of time and resources; and quick and simple in delivery.