This Handbook presents innovative research that compares different criminal procedure systems by focusing on the mechanisms by which legal systems seek to avoid error, protect rights, ground their legitimacy, expand lay participation in the criminal process and develop alternatives to criminal trials, such as plea bargaining, as well as alternatives to the criminal process as a whole, such as intelligence operations.
How far does the protection of the right not to have to incriminate oneself go? Beyond the ban on physical coercion, what means may be used to induce the accused to to make a statement? The articles in this volume deal with these questions from a comparative law perspective exploring the USA, the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany.
This book investigates how defendants are assessed by criminal justice decisionmakers, such as judges, lawyers, probation officers, parole board members and those involved in restorative justice. What attitudes and emotions are defendants expected to show? How are these expectations communicated?