Megan's laws and re-trials don't help: The judges' decision should be final

  • Robyn Lincoln

Press/Media: Expert Comment


The criminal justice system, at least in theory, is meant to be equitable, display stability and reflect finality. This concept of finality is under threat from recent law-and-order moves to exact greater punishments, namely proposals to scrap the double jeopardy rule and to introduce sex-offender notification laws. At both the front and back ends of justice proceses, those who subscribe to the "more law equals more order" view are attempting to extend the read of the criminal law.

Period1 Feb 2003

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