Former director of public prosecutions Grenville Cross has renewed concerns over what he sees as chronically low conviction rates at the magistrates’ courts. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Review needed to understand the relatively low rate of convictions at magistrates’ courts

Almost half of those who appear at the lowest tier of our justice system are acquitted, and it has to be asked why that is the case

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Former director of public prosecutions Grenville Cross has renewed concerns over what he sees as chronically low conviction rates at the magistrates’ courts. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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