Continental Cures for American Ailments: European Criminal Procedure as a Model for Law Reform

@article{Weigend1980ContinentalCF,
  title={Continental Cures for American Ailments: European Criminal Procedure as a Model for Law Reform},
  author={T. Weigend},
  journal={Crime and Justice},
  year={1980},
  volume={2},
  pages={381 - 428}
}
  • T. Weigend
  • Published 1980
  • Sociology
  • Crime and Justice
As the gap widens between the ideal of adversary procedure and the practice of bargained justice, European ways of organizing the criminal process have gained attention. European criminal procedure, characterized by the dominating position of the judge before and at trial, appears to offer a workable alternative to the traditional adversary process. Although French and West German systems of pretrial investigation, prosecutorial discretion, and adjudication appear fundamentally different from… Expand
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