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inquisitorial

Law denoting criminal procedure in which one party is both prosecutor and judge, or in which the trial is held in secret
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Neutrality, the sine qua non for court-appointed experts in inquisitorial systems, (310) may be a something of a proxy for reliability for these non-scientific expert witnesses, at least for Trial Chamber witnesses.
110) Inquisitorial systems serve as a structural "contrast model," a foil for understanding appropriate doctrinal and institutional arrangements in "our" system of criminal justice.
at 168 ("The federal system is like an inquisitorial system in that it also resolves issues of criminality through investigation, rather than through trial.
72) As could be seen at the beginning of this article, wrongful convictions also occur in inquisitorial systems.
European inquisitorial system such as France, the prosecutor is
While it does not transform federal prosecutors into inquisitors, it does move the investigative, charging, and plea processes toward an inquisitorial system by shifting power from courts and juries to the Department of Justice and the U.
search for the truth in inquisitorial systems will often be strikingly
The written procedures used for all phases of the inquisitorial system of military justice are simply too burdensome and time-consuming, resulting in unbelievable delays and bureaucratic complexity.
The inquisitorial system, at first glance, appears to be more economically efficient.
Even if the general premise that the judge, with her dominant role in the inquisitorial system, is usually biased in favor of the police were taken as true, deference to the authority of the police was not the strategy to take in this case.
Along with others, I argued that limiting the right to silence would have significant effects on the accusatorial system of justice because the right exists to stall the engine which drives the inquisitorial system -- the power to encourage, require, or force individuals to answer to government questioning.
He believes that the adversarial system in courts is at fault and that we would do much better to turn to the Continental inquisitorial system.