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The constitutional status of the double jeopardy principle

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Show simple item record Coffey, Gerard 2015-09-10T15:07:34Z 2015-09-10T15:07:34Z 2008
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The principle of double jeopardy operates as a proscription against retrials for the same criminal offence following a trial on the merits by a court of competent criminal jurisdiction concluding in an acquittal or conviction. The principle developed at common law in response to the draconian punishments traditionally imposed on defendants and the deficiencies in medieval criminal procedure to the advantage of the prosecution. The common law immunity from reprosecution gradually developed in response to the injustice in permitting retrials for the same offence following an acquittal or conviction. The principle was also designed to prevent the imposition of multiple punishments for the same criminal transgression in separate proceedings. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Clarus Press on behalf of School of Law, Trinity College Dublin en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Dublin University Law Journal;30 (1), pp. 138-165
dc.subject double jeopardy en_US
dc.subject constitution en_US
dc.subject fundamental rights en_US
dc.subject criminal process en_US
dc.title The constitutional status of the double jeopardy principle en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2015-09-10T14:48:30Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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