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(p. 1) 1. Introduction to the English criminal process 

(p. 1) 1. Introduction to the English criminal process
(p. 1) 1. Introduction to the English criminal process

Liz Campbell

, Andrew Ashworth

, and Mike Redmayne

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date: 20 June 2021

This chapter starts by presenting a brief sketch of the key stages and decisions of the criminal process which forms part of the English criminal justice system. The significance of those stages and decisions is discussed before they are then classified according to their nature and consequence. This is followed in the next section by differentiating between the criminal process and the system before moving on to orient the reader by outlining significant reforms that have shaped the criminal process in the past decades. There is a final concluding section.

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