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Old 08-25-2016, 02:30 PM
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Has anyone ever considered the significance of the following in Jervis on the Office and Duties of Coroners?

"By a circular from the Home Office in September 1884, coroners were requested, in all cases in which a verdict of manslaughter or murder should be returned, to send a copy of the depositions to the director of public prosecutions with or without any remarks which the coroner might think fit to offer."
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Nothing comes to mind, do we know the reason why this circular was issued?
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Surprised it wasn't just common practice anyway.
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So there might be some depositions tucked away somewhere?
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So there might be some depositions tucked away somewhere?
I don't know how long the Prosecution service would keep them?
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I've sent them an email on the off chance, but I suspect you are right.
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