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Should the Acquitted Recover Damages? The Right of an Acquitted Defendant to Receive Compensation for the Injury He Has Suffered


Omer Dekel


“College of Law and Business - Ramat Gan Law School

March 1, 2010

Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 47, p. 474, 2011

Abstract:     
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, K41

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Date posted: September 10, 2011  

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Dekel, Omer, Should the Acquitted Recover Damages? The Right of an Acquitted Defendant to Receive Compensation for the Injury He Has Suffered (March 1, 2010). Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 47, p. 474, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1924884

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Omer Dekel (Contact Author)
“College of Law and Business - Ramat Gan Law School ( email )
26 Ben-Gurion St.
Ramat Gan, 52275
Israel
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