Course Number 1411-7044-01
Course Name Criminal Justice in Israel
Academic Unit The Buchmann Faculty of Law -
Lecturer Prof. Kenneth MannContact
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Office HoursBy appointment
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 2
Semester 2023/2
Date Range 26/05/2024 - 28/06/2024
Day Tue
Hours 16:15-17:55
Building Trubowicz- Law
Room 204
Semester 2023/2
Date Range 26/05/2024 - 28/06/2024
Day Thu
Hours 16:15-17:55
Building Trubowicz- Law
Room 204
Studies are held during the first part of the semester, Course is taught in English
Syllabus Not Found

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.

Grade Components: Written home exercise 25%, Home Final Exam 75%.
Class attendance is a prerequisite for taking the Final Exam.

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Course Requirements

Take-home exam

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
Full requirements as stated in full syllabus

The specific prerequisites of the course,
according to the study program, appears on the program page of the handbook

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