Definitions for "Crown Prosecution Service"
The Crown Prosecution Service is an organisation responsible for deciding whether the police have enough evidence to bring a criminal case to court. The CPS decides who goes to court or not depending on the information presented to them. They are in place to ensure that each alleged criminal is given a fair prosecution.
Crown Prosecution Service - the civil organisation within the CJS in England and Wales that is responsible for charging in most circumstances, the production of prosecution guidance and prosecuting certain cases in court.
The independent national body for the prosecution of offenders.