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Criminal Court Reform in Taiwan: A Case of Fragmented Reform in a Not-Fragmented Court System

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dc.contributor.author Su, Kai-Ping
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-05T18:54:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-05T18:54:25Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12
dc.identifier.citation 27 WASH. INT'L. L.J. 203 (2017) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2377-0872
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1765
dc.description Washington International Law Journal, Volume 27, Number 1, December 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: This Article examines the character of Taiwan’s criminal court system and proposed court reforms. Taiwan’s criminal court is a not-fragmented system, distinct from the fragmented American criminal court. In fact, with hierarchical control in prosecutorial rulings and central administration of judicial decision-making, Taiwan’s criminal court system can be deemed a relatively centralized and bureaucratic organization. Given this context, when Taiwan’s criminal justice system disappoints the people, judges take the blame for the failures of the system. To resolve the serious problem of public distrust in judges and the court system, Taiwan’s government and the judicial authority make “responding to expectations of the people” the ultimate goal of current court reform. Nonetheless, although this goal appears to be simple and intuitive, this Article argues that, due to its fragmented nature, this goal is not equal to its task. This Article further argues that pursuing the fragmented goal of court reform in a not-fragmented system like Taiwan’s criminal court may very possibly lead to conflicts of important values and generate a counterproductive result. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.subject East Asian Court Reform on Trial (Symposium) en_US
dc.title Criminal Court Reform in Taiwan: A Case of Fragmented Reform in a Not-Fragmented Court System en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2017 Washington International Law Journal Association en_US


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