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Published: 21 January 2016

320 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190457877

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Free Market Criminal Justice

How Democracy and Laissez Faire Undermine the Rule of Law

Darryl K. Brown

  • Offers a unique analysis of the role of free market ideology in the law and practice of criminal process
  • Provides a wide-ranging account of how American trust in democratic and political control pervades constitutional doctrine and statutory law as well as institutions such as elected prosecutors
  • Offers insightful comparisons to criminal justice systems in other common law countries
  • Explains how a commitment to efficiency in criminal process has led to privatization of key aspects of justice administration and has worsened the caseload burdens on courts
  • Integrates this new account of criminal process law with contemporary accounts of the government's ever-growing role in providing a greater degree of security against risks for its citizens
  • Concludes with proposals for reforms to rebuild the rule of law in the criminal process

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