Wednesday 17 January 2018

Challenges for office of the DPP

James Hamilton retired yesterday as Director of Public Prosecutions. As he cultivates his garden, he can look back with considerable satisfaction on his 12-year tenure as DPP.

Notably, he opened up to a greater degree of public scrutiny an office which had always been secretive -- as well as under-funded.

He comforted many crime victims, and families of victims, by revealing (though of necessity only in some cases) his reasons for not bringing a prosecution.

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