Criminal Justice and Crime Control

Archive Report

Revision of Rules of Criminal Procedure

At The Heart of current efforts to modernize procedures of criminal justice is the fear that constitutional protections for the individual, as now interpreted by the courts, are actually having the effect of increasing criminal activity. The principal purpose of the efforts at procedural reform is to introduce clarity and order into a motley of new laws and court decisions which have left uncertainty as to what action is permissible, or is not permissible, in seeking to bring criminal offenders to justice. On one side are those who assert that police officers and public prosecutors are so crippled by court decisions that they cannot wage effective war on crime. On the other side are those who believe that the ...

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