The police, the prosecutor and the juge d'instruction : judicial supervision in France, theory and practice
Hodgson, Jacqueline. (2001) The police, the prosecutor and the juge d'instruction : judicial supervision in France, theory and practice. British Journal of Criminology , Volume 41 (Number 2). pp. 342-361. ISSN 0007-0955Full text not available from this repository.
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The judicial supervision of police investigations is attractive to many as a possible corrective to the police tendency to focus prematurely upon one suspect, overlooking or suppressing important evidence. Based upon her own empirical study of French pre-trial justice, the author argues that direct involvement of the supervisor in the investigation is anticipated neither by the text of the law, nor try the legal actors themselves. Drawing on observation, interviews and questionnaires, the importance of occupational cultures in understanding the daily practices of legal personnel is examined. In particular, attention is paid to the nature of the relationship between police and supervisor and to the ways in which the supervisor's status as 'magistrat' is employed as a legitimating ideology permeating all aspects of pre-trial justice,
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Criminology|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Official Date:||March 2001|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 342-361|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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