Delay in the Administration of Criminal Justice

Commonwealth Developments and Experience

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Dealing with Delay

The preceding discussion of the causes and effects of delays in the criminal justice system will at least have given some indication of the nature and size of the problem we are currently being confronted with and what the consequences are likely to be if we fail to act to eradicate or prevent this retardation of justice. Just as there is no simple cause of delay, there is no simple, nor single, solution. Combative measures can be pursued on various levels: those which will regulate the intake of the courts and those which will speed up a case's progress through the system.


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