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Criminal Justice Act 1967

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Citation  1967 c 80
Royal assent  27 July 1967
Criminal Justice Act 1967
Long title  An Act to amend the law relating to the proceedings of criminal courts, including the law relating to evidence, and to the qualification of jurors, in such proceedings and to appeals in criminal cases; to reform existing methods and provide new methods of dealing with offenders; to make further provision for the treatment of offenders, the management of prisons and other institutions and the arrest of offenders unlawfully at large; to make further provision with respect to legal aid and advice in criminal proceedings; to amend the law relating to firearms and ammunition; to alter the penalties which may be imposed for certain offences; and for connected purposes.

The Criminal Justice Act 1967 (c 80) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.


Section 12 - Application of sections 9 to 11 to courts-martial

The Criminal Justice Act 1967 (Application to Courts-Martial) (Evidence) Regulations 1997 (SI 1997/173) were made under this section.

Section 13 - Majority verdicts of juries in criminal proceedings

This section removed the requirement for unanimous verdicts and permitted majority verdicts for juries in England and Wales.

Section 89 - False written statements tendered in evidence

The combined effect of section 89(2) of this Act, and of section 17(1) of, and paragraph 14 of Schedule 1 to, the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980, is that an offence under section 89 of this Act is triable either way.

Section 106 - Short title, extent and commencement

The following orders have been made under section 106(5):

  • The Criminal Justice Act 1967 (Commencement No. 1) Order 1967 (SI 1967/1234 (C 21)
  • The Criminal Justice Act 1967 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1967 (SI 1967/1380) (C 26)
  • The Criminal Justice Act 1967 (Commencement No. 3) Order 1968 (SI 1968/325)
  • The Criminal Justice Act 1967 (Commencement No. 4) Order 1977 (SI 1977/2139) (C 72)
  • References

    Criminal Justice Act 1967 Wikipedia

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