Intimidating witnesses uk
It is a staggering pressure, particularly when combined with the bombast of the courtroom scene.
The judge sits up on high, the barristers wear wigs and gowns and the coat of arms is emblazoned on every court room.
He pleaded guilty last month to perverting the course of justice, possession of firearms and ammunition as well as misconduct in a public office.
Judge Henry Globe QC, at Liverpool Crown Court, lifted reporting restrictions on Razaq's crimes after he was cleared of mortgage fraud in separate proceedings.
Four out of five defendants are convicted in Britain today. The Crown Prosecution Service is now trying to further shift the balance of our justice system against those accused of crimes.
This research study explores how the family judiciary manage cases with the cross-examination of vulnerable or intimidated witnesses by alleged perpetrators of abuse, and establishes what, if any, further provisions could be considered to support them in doing so.There are few steps the state can take more draconian than imprisonment.and that’s at least the threat facing most defendants when they are called to give evidence in a trial.The majority of people who either fall victim to or witness a crime respond by contacting the police, and so begins the process of tracking down the culprits and bringing them to justice.However, in a minority of cases, the perpetrators turn on victims or witnesses and bully them into backing down from reporting the crime.