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Taming the Presumption of Innocence

byRichard L. Lippke

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The notion that an individual accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty is one of the cornerstones of the American criminal justice system. However, the presumption of innocence creates a number of practical and theoretical issues, particularly regarding pre-trial andpost-trial processes. In Taming the Presumption of Innocence, Richard L. Lippke argues that the presumption of innocence should be contained to the criminal trial. Beyond the realm of the trial, legal professionals, investigators, and the general public should carry out their respective roles in thecriminal justice process without making any presumptions about guilt or innocence whatsoever. Rather than eschewing the significance of the presumption of innocence, the book defends its role within its proper context, the criminal trial. According to Lippke, other aspects of the criminal justice system such as investigation, lawmaking, and treatment of ex-offenders should be conducted insuch a way that reflects the fallibility and unpredictability of the system without involving the issue of presumed guilt or innocence. Lippke dispels the idea that the presumption of innocence can be used to remedy some of the current issues in the practice of criminal justice, and instead proposesengaging in deeper, more substantive reforms of the American criminal justice system. The first monograph dedicated exclusively to the presumption of innocence, Taming the Presumption of Innocence will be an ideal text for students and scholars of criminology, criminal justice, and legaltheory.

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Richard L. Lippke is Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University, Bloomington.
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Title:Taming the Presumption of InnocenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190469196

ISBN - 13:9780190469191

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Table of Contents

1. The Presumption of Innocence: Sorting the Claims2. The Human Right to Be Presumed Innocent3. Non-Proceduralism and the Presumption of Innocence4. The Presumption of Innocence in the Trial Setting5. Justifying the Proof Structure of Criminal Trials6. Do We Really Need a Pre-Trial Presumption of Innocence?7. Pre-Trial Detention and the Presumption of Innocence8. Incomplete Prosecutions and the Presumption of Innocence9. The Presumption of Innocence Post-PunishmentEpilogue