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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – SARA BIANCA TAVERRITI & MARIANO SICARDI

Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series

 

Friday, May 4, 2018

 

SARA BIANCA TAVERRITI

University of Milan

“Self-regulation in Criminal Matters:
Investigation into Origins, Causes, Structure, Effectiveness and Limits of an
Alternative Paradigm of Crime Prevention”

One of the crucial challenges of Criminal Law in the new millennium is to deal with the complexity of contemporary society. The traditional approach based on state monopoly of criminal matters no longer keeps abreast with the scientific-technological sophistication and changes in criminal behavior in the era of globalization. Self-Regulation has arisen as an auxiliary tool of crime prevention, whose main goal is to fill the vacuum and to compensate for the rapid obsolescence of state legislation. Compliance Programs, Anti-Bribery Plans, Clinical Guidelines are some examples  of a diverse constellation of in which preventive measures, behavioral rules, surveillance, and sanctions are issued and enforced by a legislator who coincides with the recipient, often a private actor.

      The ambivalence of Self-Regulation lies in the fact that – in the face of some positive externalities promised – this paradigm could jeopardize some of the fundamental principles of Criminal Law. The aim of this work is to provide a critical analysis of such phenomena in order to verify the compatibility of Self-Regulation with the Rule of Law and to assess its efficacy in deterring and detecting misconduct.

 

MARIANO SICARDI

University of Buenos Aires

 “Towards Effective Criminal Justice in Buenos Aires:
A Study of Its Design and Its Actors’ Practices” 

Over the last two decades, Latin American countries – at the federal and state levels- have amended their criminal prosecution systems to solve problems such as lack of transparency, access to justice and inefficiency of criminal courts. The changes and modifications inside the Judiciary are manifested according to each particular country’s needs. Supported by international funding, there were two kinds of interventions. First, some policies were to reshape judicial institutions introducing new distinctions in personnel as well as new technologies and organizational restructuring. Secondly, there were normative changes, in particular adopting accusatorial procedural models, leaving behind inquisitorial models which had been dominant in Latin-America. In this ongoing research, I will focus on Criminal Justice Administration in the City of Buenos Aires and its prosecutors, by trying to answer the following questions: What features of Latin-American criminal procedural reforms influenced the design of the District Attorney for the City of Buenos Aires? What is the importance of efficiency in prosecutorial decision-making?

 

Beverages and light refreshments provided.

 

Jonathan Simon, FACULTY DIRECTOR 

Rosann Greenspan, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Details

Date:
Friday, May 4, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Organizer

Center for the Study of Law and Society
Email:
csls@law.berkeley.edu
Website:
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/centers/center-for-the-study-of-law-society/

Venue

Philip Selznick Seminar Room
2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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Phone:
510-642-4038

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