Felicity writes for The Justice Gap on the CPS/ACPO action plan on rape cases & the importance of proper investigations & decisions

Felicity Gerry KC
Felicity Gerry KC

Legal. Media. KC.

“Corroboration & ‘weak’ rape cases:

There is a public interest in prosecuting rape. There is also a public interest in not prosecuting people for rape when it is inappropriate to do so.

It is a difficult balancing exercise.

Guilt or innocence cannot be assumed. We have a process for trying cases that needs to be effective. News of a joint action plan by the CPS and ACPO – and reported here – to tackle falling rape conviction rates is nothing new.”

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