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

The Criminal Justice Act 1967[1]
Long titleAn 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.
Citation1967 c 80
Royal assent27 July 1967
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

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

Section 13 - Majority verdicts of juries in criminal proceedingsEdit

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 evidenceEdit

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.[2]

Section 106 - Short title, extent and commencementEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 106(1) of this Act.
  2. ^ Archbold Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice. 1999. Paragraph 28-189 at page 2311.

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