Rape cases plagued by ‘finger pointing’ and ‘blame culture’ between police and CPS – watchdog

The criminal justice system’s response to rape allegations is plagued by a “blame culture” and “finger pointing” between police and prosecutors, the watchdog has found. There are “deep divisions” and “poor communication” between police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) around rape prosecutions and convictions, the new report said. It comes after the government’s […] […]