This statistical bulletin issued by the Ministry of Justice contains information about the number of penalty notices for disorder (PNDs) issued in the year ending March 2017:

www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/638225/cjs-statistics-march-2017.pdf

 

Information about Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service can be found here:

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-courts-and-tribunals-service/about

 

This is a link to Sir Brian Leveson’s Review of Efficiency in Criminal Proceedings (January 2015):

www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/review-of-efficiency-in-criminal-proceedings-20151.pdf

 

The Criminal Procedure Rules and Practice Directions can be found here:

www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/criminal/rulesmenu-2015

 

The text of the Criminal Practice Directions can be found in a single document here:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/criminal/docs/2015/criminal-procedure-rules-practice-directions-2015-november-2017.pdf   

 

This is a link to the most recent version of the Sentencing Council’s Allocation Guideline (applicable to all cases coming before magistrates’ courts from 1st March 2016):

http://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Allocation_Guideline_2015.pdf

 

The Attorney General publishes Guidelines on Disclosure, which are designed to ensure the proper and fair disclosure of material by the prosecution in criminal cases. The latest version of these guidelines can be found on the CPS website:

www.cps.gov.uk/legal/a_to_c/attorney_generals_guidelines_on_disclosure/

 

The Judicial Studies Board provides a ‘Compendium’, containing guidance for Crown Court judges when directing a jury in a criminal case:

https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/publications/crown-court-bench-book-directing-the-jury-2/