By Abenaa Owusu- Bempah

ISBN-10: 1138019577

ISBN-13: 9781138019577

Requirements for the defendant to actively perform the English legal approach were expanding lately such that the defendant can now be penalised for his or her non-cooperation. This ebook explores the alterations to the defendant’s function as a player within the felony technique and the ramifications of penalising a defendant’s non-cooperation, quite its impression at the adverse system.

The booklet develops a normative theory which proposes that the legal method may still function as a mechanism for calling the nation to account for its accusations and request for legitimate condemnation and punishment of the accused. It is going directly to learn the constraints put on the privilege opposed to self-incrimination, the curtailment of definitely the right to silence, and the defendant’s responsibility to reveal the main points of his or her case ahead of trial. The booklet indicates that, via putting participatory standards on defendants and penalising them for his or her non-cooperation, a method of compulsory participation has constructed. This improvement is the end result of pursuing effective fact-finding with little regard for rules of equity or the rights of the defendant.

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