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The Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c. 23) was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom. Its main effects were to move the responsibility of prosecution of offences from the police to the newly formed Crown Prosecution Service,[1] and to codify the prosecution process.


  1. ^ David S. Wall. "The Historical Development of Policing". Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds. Archived from the original on 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 

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