Short Course Description
This course will focus on central characteristics of criminal justice in Israel. We will look at Israeli criminal procedure in comparative perspective, using United States law as a backdrop for identifying critical issues in Israeli criminal justice. The course will give special emphasis to empirical perspectives of how the legal process operates in police stations, prosecutors' offices, and the courts. We will compare trials with plea bargaining as they impact on the role of truth-finding in legal process. We will develop an empirically based model of criminal justice and compare it with law-in-the books. Emphasis will be given to the important differences in criminal justice for the poor as compared to the rich, and how those differences become evident at different stages of the criminal process. Special attention will also be given to lawyers' ethics in criminal defense representation and prosecutorial advocacy. We will also look at the use of administrative detention in matters related to national security offenses and the rights and exceptions to rights in security investigations. Overall, we will try to identify distinctive aspects of the Israeli criminal justice system.
Full syllabus is to be published
Grade Components: Written home exercise 25%, Home Final Exam 75%.
Class attendance is a prerequisite for taking the Final Exam.
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