Inquiry into the role and purpose of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

 

About the Inquiry

The Justice Committee undertook an inquiry into the role and purpose of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). The inquiry focused on its core role and examined the effectiveness and efficiency of the COPFS, how well it works with its stakeholders, and the support it provides to witnesses and victims of crime. The Committee also examined its responsiveness to new challenges and opportunities, such as the evolving nature of crime and advances in technology. As part of the inquiry it examined the role and function of the independent Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland.

Evidence

Written evidence

The Committee has issued a call for written evidence. The closing date for submissions was Wednesday 19 October 2016.

Notes of informal testimony concerning the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Oral evidence

The Committee heard evidence during October, November and December.

Correspondence

Report

The Committee published its report on its inquiry on 25 April 2017.