Catalogue description Director of Public Prosecutions: Case Papers, New Series

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Details of DPP 2
Reference: DPP 2
Title: Director of Public Prosecutions: Case Papers, New Series

Departmental prosecution files from 1931. Most of the files retained relate to murder cases, but also included in each year are others concerning prosecutions considered to be important or representative of the nature of the department's work.

Many files contain photographs or plans.

Note: The naming of a defendant within this catalogue does not imply guilt.
Date: 1931-2016

Numerically by file number within the year of prosecution.

Related material:

Information on the outcome of these cases is not held by The National Archives.

Pre-1931 cases are in: DPP 1

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Director of Public Prosecutions, 1879-

Physical description: 17365 bundles and files
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1960 Department of The Director of Public Prosecutions

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Office of Director of Public Prosecutions was set up in 1879 to institute and conduct criminal proceedings of particular importance or difficulty. The DPP was initially appointed by the Home Secretary, and from 1986 by the Attorney General.

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