Practice and Procedure

Statement from the DPP in response to the House of Commons Justice Committee report on Joint Enterprise

PUBLISHED January 18, 2012

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC said: ?Having studied the report and considered its content I have decided that the CPS will now produce guidance on the approach we will take to cases of joint enterprise, including guidance on the proper threshold at which association potentially becomes evidence of criminality. ?This exercise will be done through consultation with interested parties of draft guidance in due course, and as with all CPS guidance, it will be kept under review. ?The CPS will now consult with the Ministry of Justice on the best way forward for collating statistics around cases involving joint enterprise.?