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Principles of German Criminal Procedure

Bohlander, Michael



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.


Bohlander, M. (2012). Principles of German Criminal Procedure. Hart Publishing

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Feb 1, 2012
Deposit Date Dec 22, 2010
Publisher Hart Publishing
Series Title Studies in international and comparative criminal law
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