Faculty of Law

The Functionality of the Criminal Justice System

The research programme ‘Functionality of the criminal justice system’ explores the functional dimension of the criminal justice system – with special focus on the areas of police law and criminal procedure.

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It explores the relation between the system’s normative and institutional framework and its ability to perform given aims, tasks or functions – such as for instance the police’s task of efficient crime prevention. The aim is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the functional premises of different norms, concepts and institutional solutions of the system, and also to a deeper understanding of the system as a (functioning) whole.

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