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Collaboration with Justice in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Canada

A Comparative Study on the Provision of Undertakings to Offenders Who Are Willing to Give Evidence in the Prosecution of Others

Collaboration with Justice in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Canada
  • Year of publication 2018
  • 450 pages
Author:Prof. mr. J.H. Crijns, Mr. dr. M.J. Dubelaar en Mr. dr. K.M. Pitcher
Category: Law Law (general)
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐867‐5 | paperback | 1st edition | € 79.00 / $ 107.00 / £ 84.00
Icon_ebook 978‐94‐6274‐912‐2 | ebook | € 79.00 / $ 107.00 / £ 84.00

This book provides an in-depth examination of the instrument of collaboration with justice, one of the more far-reaching investigative tools in criminal cases by which promises are made to otherwise unwilling ‘offender witnesses’ in order to persuade them to testify in the prosecution of others. In it a comparison is made between the law and practice of the Netherlands and that of several other jurisdictions – Germany, Italy and Canada – in which provision is made for the instrument. Drawing on legal and empirical research, this book offers a unique insight into the instrument by comparing the legal frameworks in place in each country, as well as the application in practice and challenges encountered in this context.

Target group

This book is intended for academics, practitioners and lawmakers in the field of criminal justice who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the instrument of collaboration with justice in all its facets.

Author's information

Jan Crijns, Marieke Dubelaar and Kelly Pitcher are all members of the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology at Leiden University in the Netherlands.