accusatorial procedure

accusatorial procedure

a system of criminal justice which is based on an ADVERSARIAL system as opposed to an INQUISITORIAL PROCEDURE.
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In the latter instance, it is often used interchangeably with an old expression of continental European origin, accusatorial procedure.
While Professor Ingraham denied that a connection exists between limited, democratic government, accusatorial procedure, and the right to silence,(100) a significant body of scholarship takes a contrary view.
More use of accusatorial procedures, of witnesses and of torture, increased and prolonged pre-trial incarceration.