Series VPRS 14414
Prosecution and Litigation Records
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Date Range: Series 1996 - cont
  Series in Custody 1996 - 2013
  Contents ? 1994 - 2015
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1996 - cont Office of Public Prosecutions (Known as Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions from 1983-1995) VA 2550
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1996 - cont Office of Public Prosecutions (Known as Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions from 1983-1995) VA 2550
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Use the name of the defendant(s), the prosecutor, the charges or other available case details to search VPRS 14415 PRISM (Prosecution Records Information Systems Management) Database for the case number. The free-text field in PRISM links PRISM case numbers to case numbers from the previous numbering system.

    Some cases pre-1997 may not have a corresponding entry in the PRISM database. For these cases, search for the defendant's name in VPRS 14427 CMS (Case Management System) Database.

  • Function / Content
    These records are created by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (OPP) in the course of prosecuting persons accused of criminal offences.

    Many files include a cover sheet, summarising aspects of the case such as the court at which committal took place, the name of the accused, pleas entered, bail outcomes, court trial dates, adjournments and mentions, offences, verdicts and informant details.

    Some files are labelled T, W or D to indicate Transcripts, Work progress files or Depositions. The name(s) of those accused or the operation resulting in charges being laid may also appear on the cover sheet.

    A file with multiple defendants will have multiple identifying numbers. A single file in the P1 consignment may be identified as "ZB93, ZB94, ZB95" or "9603214, 9603215, 9603216, 9603218, 9603219, 9603220".

    Some files are labelled with a further number or sequence of numbers, indicating that they have been allocated a number in both PRISM and CMS.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Identifiers generated by PRISM are annual single numbers of the form 9601208. The first two digits represent the year (including files for year 2000 and later) and the following five are the sequence number. For instance, the tenth case of 1997 would be 9700010.

    The numbers were transcribed onto blank sheets of paper and attached to the front of prosecution and litigation records, along with the names of defendants.

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Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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1996 - cont Extracts from Database for the Management of Prosecution and Litigation Records VPRS 16043
Controlled SeriesControlled Series
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Previous SeriesPrevious Series
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Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
0 - 1996 Criminal Trial Briefs VPRS 30
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 ? 1994 - Circa 1998 Closed 779
P0002 1996 - 1999 Closed 447
P0003 1997 - 1997 Closed 1062
P0004 1998 - 1998 Closed 1093
P0005 1996 - 1999 Closed 177
P0006 1997 - 2003 Closed 1090
P0007 2000 - 2007 Closed 1067
P0008 2001 - 2004 Closed 1203
P0009 2002 - 2004 Closed 1410
P0010 2003 - 2003 Closed 1323
P0011 2004 - 2004 Closed 1245
P0012 2005 - 2005 Closed 1256
P0013 2005 - 2008 Closed 1347
P0014 1996 - 2006 Closed 411
P0015 2007 - 2007 Closed 600
P0016 2007 - 2010 Closed 700
P0017 2008 - 2008 Closed 601
P0018 2008 - 2008 Closed 799
P0019 2009 - 2010 Closed 1414
P0020 2010 - 2012 Closed 1361
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1996 - cont Extracts from Database for the Management of Prosecution and Litigation Records VPRS 16043
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