Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2016

288 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780190469191

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Taming the Presumption of Innocence

Richard L. Lippke

Studies in Penal Theory and Philosophy

  • Provides a clearly-defined and defended account of the role of the presumption of innocence in criminal procedure.
  • Examines the possible roles the presumption of innocence might play in the pre- and post-adjudication contexts, and explains how a non-presumption of guilt can better play those roles.
  • Explains what a defensible account of the presumption of innocence would look like and demonstrates how many contemporary accounts fall short of that standard.
  • Presents important new ideas for reforming the American criminal justice system.

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