EIA National Pilot Evaluation: Evaluation of embedding CPS lawyers in Public Protection Units for early investigative advice.

Research Institution / Organisation

University of Birmingham

In Collaboration With

Better Policing Collaborative

Level of Research

Professional / Work-based

Project Start Date

March 2016

Research Context

‚ÄčThis was an evaluation of a national pilot by the Police and the CPS to assess the value of embedding CPS lawyers into PPUs to provide Early Investigative Advice (EIA).

Research Methodology

This was a mixed methods evaluation - A statistical comparison of three pilot areas with control areas on key measures related to case processing speeds pre and during pilot period. Baseline interviews were conducted as well as end of pilot interviews with the police and CPS parties involved. These were qualitatively analysed.

Date due for completion

September 2018
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