By Abenaa Owusu- Bempah

Requirements for the defendant to actively perform the English felony method were expanding lately such that the defendant can now be penalised for his or her non-cooperation. This e-book explores the alterations to the defendant’s function as a player within the legal method and the ramifications of penalising a defendant’s non-cooperation, really its impression at the opposed system.


The publication develops a normative theory which proposes that the felony strategy should still function as a mechanism for calling the kingdom to account for its accusations and request for legit condemnation and punishment of the accused. It is going directly to research the restrictions put on the privilege opposed to self-incrimination, the curtailment of the proper to silence, and the defendant’s accountability to reveal the main points of his or her case ahead of trial. The publication indicates that, through putting participatory requisites on defendants and penalising them for his or her non-cooperation, a process of compulsory participation has built. This improvement is the outcome of pursuing effective fact-finding with little regard for ideas of equity or the rights of the defendant.

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