Crown Prosecution Service :
A Coggle Diagram about Roles of the CPS (The decision to prosecution, The CPS gives advice the police on possible prosecutions (advice on evidence and which offence to charge).
The CPS makes the decision about charging in serious and complex cases (since the Criminal Justice Act 2003), The CPS conducts prosecutions in the Magistrates’ Court. In the Crown Court it normally instructs barrister in private practice to conduct cases on its behalf (although the CPS still retains control over the case).
Another function of the CPS is to educate the public and raise awareness of issues. Recent examples include campaigns on FGM, Consent; Social Media offences. A recent campaign raised awareness of consent in sexual cases - the #Consent Is campaign. and
The CPS prepares cases for trial), Created by the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 and Conviction rate of 83% - this includes both guilty and not guilty pleas.