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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.


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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