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Principles of German Criminal Procedure


ISBN13: 9781849462167
Published: February 2012
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The book aims to outline the fundamental aspects of the German approach to criminal procedure; it is meant as a companion volume to the author's earlier publications, The German Criminal Code - A Modern English Translation and Principles of German Criminal Law, also with Hart. In appropriate cases, comparisons to English and Welsh law have been drawn. The chapters cover a wide range of issues from setting out the basic procedural principles to presenting the main players in the criminal justice system, pre-trial investigations, the path from indictment to trial judgment, rules of evidence, sentencing, and appeals and post-conviction review. As far as it is useful for an introductory text, the differences between proceedings against adults and juveniles are highlighted. The theoretical discussion of decision-making and style of judgment writing is supported by practical insights through specimen translations of an indictment, a trial judgment and an appellate judgment by the Federal Court of Justice.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Germany
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Basic Concepts
3. Actors in the Criminal Justice System
4. Pre-trial Investigation
5. From the Decision to Prosecute to Judgment at First Instance
6. Evidence
7. Sentencing and Enforcement—An Overview
8. Appeals and Post-conviction Review
Annex 1 Indictment to the Schwurgericht for aggravated murder and other offences
Annex 2 Judgment of the Schwurgericht (imposition of life sentence)
Annex 3 Judgment of the Bundesgerichtshof (acquittal)

Series: Studies in International and Comparative Criminal Law

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