UK: Criminal justice system in serious trouble

"The criminal justice system in England and Wales is failing victims and witnesses and is close to "breaking point", MPs have warned.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the system was "bedevilled by long-standing poor performance, including delays and inefficiencies".

The committee's report also warned that cutbacks were affecting the ability of courts to deliver justice.

The Ministry of Justice said it would "reflect on the recommendations"."

See: Criminal justice system near breaking point, MPs warn (BBC News, link)

Full report of the Public Accounts Committee: Efficiency in the criminal justice system (pdf)


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