Should the Acquitted Recover Damages? The Right of an Acquitted Defendant to Receive Compensation for the Injury He Has Suffered
College of Law and Business - Ramat Gan Law School
March 1, 2010
Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 47, p. 474, 2011
The article addresses the question of who should bear the costs of a criminal proceeding resulting in an acquittal. A criminal proceeding involves a large number of costs - both financial and emotional, generally born by the defendant, regardless of the trial’s outcome. This article argues that barring a small number of exceptions, the prosecution should bear the various costs of an acquitted defendant’s trial process.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 42
Keywords: criminal, criminal proceeding, acquittal, defendant, compensation
JEL Classification: K14, K41Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 10, 2011
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