During the past few years numerous articles have examined arrest and prosecution procedures in the United States. Two aspects, in particular, have been criticized-the injustice of the bail system to the lesser offender and the attempted resolution of important social problems by penal legislation. Somewhat similar criticism concerning the frequency of arrest and the length of detention has been leveled at German criminal procedure. In order to correct these deficiencies, substantial amendments were made to the German Code of Criminal Procedure in December, 1964, effective April 1, 1965.
Cyril D. Robinson,
Arrest, Prosecution and Police Power in the Federal Republic of Germany,
Duq. L. Rev.
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