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Erskine May Abbreviations

 

Erskine May, often referred to as ‘the Bible of parliamentary procedure’ is both an iconic and practical publication. It’s the most authoritative and influential work on parliamentary procedure and constitutional conventions affecting Parliament. Rather than a set of rules, Erskine May is a description of how the procedure in the House of Commons and House of Lords has evolved and the conventions that apply.

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

 

MAPPA stands for Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements. It is the process through which the Police, Probation and Prison Services work together with other agencies to manage the risks posed by violent and sexual offenders living in the community, in order to protect the public.

ACPO Offence Code

 

The offence code as used in PNC and other police applications and often known as Phoenix Code or PNC Code.

Alcohol Level Amount

 

the Alcohol Level Method = Blood the value of this data item refers to the amount of alcohol in milligrams per 100 ml of blood.

Arrest Summons Number

 

To identify a particular defendant by their arrest/summons number (ASN), allocated by Police (or other prosecutors) when a defendant is arrested or summonsed.

Case Markers (Descriptive)

 

A marker to highlight a characteristic of the case (relating to the person and/or the offence) as being of particular interest to CJO partners when handling the Case.

Case Markers (Procedural)

 

A marker to highlight the procedural characteristic of the case (relating to the person and/or the offence) as being of particular interest to CJO partners when handling the case.

CJS Offence Code

 

A code to represent an offence (where the offence is used in the generic sense covering the reasons for bringing a court case against a defendant).

Court Case Reference Number

 

This is a unique reference number assigned to a new occurrence of a court case created on PNC. The CCRN is held by CJSE but may not be held by court systems relevant to all court types and may be used to identify cases in civil crown magistrates courts etc. Will be held in CJSE sent from Police Case systems.

CPR Defendant Or Offender

 

The first Data Element within the Criminal Prosecution Reference (CPR) to identify the instance of a person or organisation as a Defendant or Offender in a case.