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Criminal

May 20, 2024

Teaching Abroad Part III: My Mistake

The advantages and disadvantages of the inquisitorial system, such as the lack of plea bargaining, the role of the presiding judge, the reliance on confessions, and delays in trials.

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My first column in this three-part series described my first venture into teaching comparative criminal procedure, during a summer program at the University of Bologna.

I designed the course to compare the Anglo-American "adversarial" system to the European "inquisitorial" system.

I read enough to educate myself on the to...

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