Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
This chapter presents a public choice theory of criminal procedure. The core idea is that criminal procedure is best understood as a set of rules designed to thwart attempts to use the state's law enforcement power in a predatory fashion or in order to transfer wealth generally. For the most part we focus on a set of core procedural protections that can be considered long-established norms.
Keith N. Hylton,
Political Economy of Criminal Procedure
Criminal Law and Economics
(N. Garoupa ed.,
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