Crown Attorney Manual: Prosecution and Administrative Policies for the PPS

The policy documents in this Manual are intended to assist prosecutors in Nova Scotia in the exercise of their discretion. They do not create any rights and they do not have the force of law. The policy documents are reproduced here so that the public will be more fully aware of the principles which underlie the many decisions made by prosecutors in dealing with criminal matters.



Note: Certain words and phrases in these policies have the meanings established in the "WORDS & PHRASES" section of this part of the Manual. These policies are to be read in the context provided by the PREFACE to this part of the Manual.

Core Policies

Principles Governing Crown Counsel's Conduct

Procedural Issues and Trial/Appeal Practice

Specific Types of Prosecutions

Sentencing Matters

Administrative Policies