Making the justice system better for victims: what did you tell us?

Easy read summary of the main findings from the consultation on improving victims' experiences of the justice system

Review of defence statements

If the accused says they did not commit the crime then there will be a trial.

The accused has to tell the court what their defence is before the trial happens.

This is called a defence statement.

Many respondents agreed that:

  • current laws around defence statements do not work well
  • there should be a review of defence statements to make this better



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