Criminal Justice Procedure

The following is a brief guide to the Criminal Justice System and explains what happens when:

  • a crime is reported
  • a docket is forwarded to the NPA
  • the DPP decides to prosecute or not to prosecute
  • a case goes to court

If you are a victim or a witness, we hope you will find this segment of our site useful and that it will help you to understand how the Criminal Justice System operates.