Criminal justice system is not delivering value for money

The National Audit Office has found that although the management of cases has improved since 2010, the Criminal Justice System is not currently delivering value for money.

Amyas Morse, head of the National Audit Office, said: “Delays and aborted hearings create extra work, waste scarce resources, and undermine confidence in the system. Some of the challenges are longstanding and complex – others are the results of basic avoidable mistakes. It is essential that the criminal justice system pulls together and takes collective responsibility for sorting out the longstanding issues.”

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