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Faster criminal justice system

A new body is being set up to create a faster, more efficient criminal justice system which takes advantage of new technology, and brings an end to the "blame culture" between the courts, the police and the CPS.

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How technology could speed up criminal justice

  • Greater use of technology such as video links will put an end to an "unacceptable" level of paperwork and delays
  • Aim for the criminal justice system will be a single case file that progresses electronically right through the system from police to court and then prison or probation
  • That would end the need to constantly re-key information

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