News & BlogStructured mayhem’: Experiences of victims, witnesses and defendants in Crown Courts
Structured mayhem’: Experiences of victims, witnesses and defendants in Crown Courts
4th November 2015
A CJA briefing on the sometimes harrowing experiences of victims, witnesses and defendants in a wide-ranging series of Crown Court cases. Structured Mayhem is a digest of a remarkable piece of research carried by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research. Featuring extensive interviews with court users it furnishes a stark reminder that, for all the progress made in recent years, our courts all too often still cause huge frustration and distress to victims and witnesses, and also defendants.