We’ve just had the latest of our FoI requests responses, this one from the Crown Prosecution Service – here. As usual with FoI responses, material of interest has been highlighted in yellow. The letter has a link to an interesting report – here. The report was presented to the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2012. It was the joint effort of Alison Levitt QC, Principal Legal Advisor to the CPS, and the Equality and Diversity Unit of the CPS, so we cannot be surprised by the feminist thinking that runs through it. The CPS has for some time been notorious for being driven by feminist thinking. From the report:
In recent years we have worked hard to dispel the damaging myths and stereotypes which are associated with these cases. One such misplaced belief is that false allegations of rape and domestic violence are rife. This report presents a more accurate picture. (Our comment – it does nothing of the sort)
At the outset it is important that we acknowledge the very damaging impact that a false allegation of rape or sexual assault – be it either malicious or misguided – can have on the person falsely accused. Reputations can be ruined and lives can be devastated as a result. Such cases will be dealt with robustly and those falsely accused should feel confident that the Crown Prosecution Service will prosecute these cases wherever there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to do so. (our emphasis)
Ah yes, ‘public interest’. The explanation given for the fact that no British woman has ever been charged by the criminal justice system for the egregious crime of paternity fraud. But when, you might reasonably ask, would it not be in the public interest to prosecute someone for making a false rape allegation?
The report reveals that between January 2011 and May 2012, the police brought 121 cases of allegedly false rape accusations to the CPS for charging decisions. Common sense tells us that this would have been a miniscule proportion of the false rape accusations made by women against men over a 16-month period. So the fact that the police presented cases for charging decisions suggests they believed the prospects for convictions in these 121 cases, if charges were brought, were high. The CPS decided to press charges in just 35 cases, 29% of the total – 25 for perverting the course of justice, 10 for wasting police time. It’s impossible to escape the obvious conclusion.
The CPS itself is perverting the course of justice, and wasting police time.