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Law and Legal System INTRODUCTION 1 MAIN BODY1 P5 Role and responsibilities of public services1 P6 Measuring the effectiveness of justice through crimeratesand statistics 3 P7 Usefulness of data and statistics to measure justice and formulating effective policies 3 M4 and D2 Exploring and evaluating the different ways of measuring the effectiveness of these statistics 4 CONCLUSION 4 REFERENCES 5 INTRODUCTION The criminal justice system of the UK is responsible for enforcement of the law with direct involvement of apprehending,

The UK criminal justice system

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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1
MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................1
P5 Role and responsibilities of public services..........................................................................1
P6 Measuring the effectiveness of justice through crime rates and statistics.............................3
P7 Usefulness of data and statistics to measure justice and formulating effective policies........3
M4 and D2 Exploring and evaluating the different ways of measuring the effectiveness of
these statistics..............................................................................................................................4
CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................4
REFERENCES................................................................................................................................5
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INTRODUCTION
The criminal justice system of the UK is responsible for enforcement of the law with
direct involvement of apprehending, defending, sentencing and prosecution of those who have
committed any kind of criminal offenses. The criminal justice system consist of law
enforcement, adjudication and corrections services. In the present report the agencies under this
system are discussed with their roles and responsibilities along with that the crime data and
statistics is taken form the government sites such as ONS and police force determining the actual
rate of various crimes in UK. The effectiveness and usefulness of this data is discussed in
formulation of polices and controlling re offending.
MAIN BODY
P5 Role and responsibilities of public services
The criminal justice system is that system that is responsible for delivering the justices to
those who have committed crime (Leong, 2016). The criminal justice system have a hierarchy
where the roles starts from catching the criminals and then after punishing them, keeping them in
the prison custody and then watch them after the release and protect from re offending. This
involves a long process. All the roles are adhered to different authorities and public service.
These public services are competed by different agencies including different agencies at various
level of criminal justice system.
TWO PRIMARY AGENCIES UNDER CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THEIR
ROLE:
Police: is that body of officer which represent the authority of the government. The
police is responsible for maintaining the public order and safety, enforcing the law and
prevention and detection and investigation of the criminal activities. The polices is responsible to
catch a criminal offender and them present them in court or to the magistrate for further
proceedings. It is the responsibility of the police to keep the offender in the police custody till
the time of decision over the sentence to probation of that criminal.
Courts: includes higher and lower courts. The lowers one is magistrate courts where the
summery crimes offences are hears and then sentence is given such as motoring offense, minor
criminal offense, drinking and driving. The higher courts includes supreme courts, crown courts
where the cases of serious criminal offense are heard and decided upon. The courts are run by
judges who are responsible to pass judgements in accordance with law and make sure that law is
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