Inquisitional System of Procedure

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Inquisitional System of Procedure

 

a form of criminal procedure under which the investigation of the crime is directly performed by the court; that is, the functions of the court, prosecution, and defense are concentrated in one and the same body. The procedure is characteristic for slaveholding and feudal states.

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