Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Kyprianou, Despina.

Title The role of the Cyprus Attorney General's office in prosecutions : rhetoric, ideology and practice / Despina Kyprianou
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Springer Verlag, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 249 pages)
Contents Comparative analysis of prosecution systems -- Introduction to Cyprus law and prosecution system -- The workload of the Attorney General's office -- The role of the Attorney General's office regarding investigations -- Prosecution policies and decision-making within the Attorney General's office -- List of post-holders before the establishment of the Cyprus Republic (1960) -- Constitutional and statutory provisions
Summary This book is a fascinating and entirely original work about the role of the Cyprus Attorney General's Office in prosecutions. It is based on data gathered using an impressive blend of methods, including observation, a documentary survey and semi-structured interviews within the Office. The book focuses mainly on the workload of the Law Office and its relationship with the Police, the role it acquires during investigations and its role in the formulation and application of prosecution policies. These themes are approached from three different angles: the legal framework and the rhetoric developed over time concerning these areas, combined with the manner in which successive Attorney Generals have approached their role; the ideology that characterises the Law Officers' position towards these particular functions, and the actual day-to-day activity (practices) observed within the Law Office. Although the central purpose of this work is to provide a profound understanding of the Cyprus system, wider conclusions can be drawn which exceed the boundaries of the particular jurisdiction and shed light on the most debatable aspects of the prosecution process in all jurisdictions
Analysis recht
criminal law
internationaal recht
international law
Law (General)
Recht (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cyprus. Office of the Attorney General.
Cyprus. Office of the Attorney General
Prosecution -- Cyprus
Attorneys general -- Cyprus
Public prosecutors -- Cyprus
Attorneys general
Public prosecutors
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783642019210