Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Annual Report 2005/06

The Court plays a critical role in protecting and promoting public confidence in the criminal justice system. It exists to determine appeals from the Crown Court and to provide guidance on the interpretation of criminal law and its procedures. In most cases, it is also the Court of final appeal and its role is therefore fundamental in protecting the rights of the individual defendant from miscarriages of justice and in preserving the convictions of the guilty.