Managing Decision Making and Times Scales in Jointly Reported Cases

McAfee, Jill and Allardyce, Stuart (2014) Managing Decision Making and Times Scales in Jointly Reported Cases. [Report]

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    Abstract

    Offences which are required to be jointly reported to the Procurator Fiscal (PF) and the Children’s Reporter can be found here. In deciding whether to prosecute a child who has been jointly reported, COPFS (Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service) will liaise with the Children’s Reporter (as per their joint agreement) and will take into account a number of factors including for example sufficiency of evidence, the offending history of the accused, the severity of the offence and the public interest.