A large number of offences cover conduct, which hinders or frustrates the administration of justice, the work of the police, prosecutors and courts.
The charging standard below, gives guidance concerning the charge which should be preferred if the criteria set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors are met.
Adoption of this standard should lead to a reduction in the number of times charges have to be amended which in turn should lead to an increase in efficiency and a reduction in avoidable extra work for the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.
The guidance set out in this charging standard: The following factors will be relevant to all public justice offences when assessing the relative seriousness of the conduct and which offence, when there is an option, should be charged.
Sexual harassment may be homosexual or heterosexual.
It may be defined as any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading or offensive environment.
Consider whether the conduct: In cases of any seriousness, a prosecution will usually take place unless there are public interest factors tending against prosecution which clearly outweigh those tending in favour.
But, so far from intimidating him, this only the more confirmed him in his convictions and fervency.
However, the Sorbonne had not an intimidating repute for austerity.
This deed of blood, instead of intimidating the Saxons, provoked them to fury.
For guidance on charging in cases involving rape and/or domestic violence allegations see Perverting the course of Justice - charing in cases involving rape and or domestic violence allegations, elsewhere in the Legal Guidance.
The offence of Perverting the Course of Justice is committed when an accused: The offence is contrary to common law and triable only on indictment.