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Ep1: Conveyor belt justice

The secretive single justice procedure prosecutes people behind closed doors.
Alexandra Kimmons
08 Jun 2022

This episode looks at the single justice procedure. It’s the way most crimes in England and Wales are prosecuted, but many people have never heard of it. The single justice procedure delivers prosecution notices by snail mail and can see people found guilty of crimes without even knowing they’ve been accused.

Penelope and Rob are joined by guests Naima Sakande, Deputy Director for the charity Appeal and Tristan Kirk, courts reporter for the Evening Standard, to discuss what the single justice procedure is, how it works, and where it’s going wrong.

Naima Sakande of @we_are_APPEAL
Read more about Appeal’s work on women and TV licensing here or check out their briefing on the single just procedure here.

Tristan Kirk @kirkkorner
See an example of Tristan’s reporting on the single justice procedure here.

The Transform Justice podcast is hosted by Penelope Gibbs and Rob Allen and produced and edited by Alexandra Kimmons and Sonderbug Productions. With thanks to Burges Salmon LLP for use of their space.