Joint Enterprise

Joint Enterprise

An in depth investigation into the legal doctrine of joint enterprise

Latest from this investigation

  • Since 2005 at least 1,800 people and up to 4,590 have been prosecuted for homicide using joint enterprise
  • This represents at least 17.7% of all homicide prosecutions
  • The average conviction rate for all homicides is 80.4%. Where there are two or more defendants the conviction rate drops to 76.7% and for four or more defendants it is 73.3%
  • In 2008 11% of published Court of Appeal rulings dealt with convictions where there had been some element of joint enterprise. In 2013 the rate had increased to 22%

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