A Prosecution Service for the 21st Century

Series Name Scarman Lecture series
Speaker Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions
Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at Oct 02, 2013 04:30 PM
Ends at Oct 02, 2013 05:30 PM
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Russell Knifton at rk191@le.ac.uk or phone 0116 252 5780

The University of Leicester’s Department of Criminology starts the new academic year with the first public lecture of the Scarman Lecture series, to be given by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, entitled ‘A Prosecution Service for the 21st Century’.

The lecture takes place on Wednesday 2nd October 2013 at 4:30pm, Peter Williams Lecture theatre at the University of Leicester and is free and open the public.

Since taking up the post of Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir has introduced Core Quality Standards within the CPS and a robust quality assurance framework to ensure that all prosecutors provide a high quality service to the public.

As DPP, Keir has had to handle many complex and sensitive issues such as Assisted Suicide and cases in which members of the House of Commons and House of Lords have been charged with criminal offences. He has also led on publishing important guidance for prosecutors e.g. those on Assisted Suicide, assessing the public interest in cases affecting the media, joint enterprise, social media and has recently issued interim guidelines for Child Sexual Abuse cases.

Places are very limited and all bookings must be made by contacting Russell Knifton at rk191@le.ac.uk or phone 0116 252 5780.

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