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NCJ Number: 148129 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: Krakowskie Przedmiescie 25
Poland Ministry of Justice
Institute of Justice
Editor(s): A Siemaszko
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 81
Sponsoring Agency: Krakowskie Przedmiescie 25
00950 Warsaw, Poland
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: Polish
Country: Poland
Annotation: In Poland's criminal law system, preventive detention pending trial is used to safeguard the integrity of the proceedings, both in the investigative phase and during the trial itself.
Abstract: During preparatory proceedings, the prosecutor decides whether to apply detention pending trial, which can last a maximum of 3 months. After that period, only the court can prolong the detention period for up to 1 year. The duration of detention is not limited once the trial has begun. The court is obliged to apply detention following sentence when the defendant is sentenced to over 2 years imprisonment for an intended crime or over 3 years for an unintended crime. Public attention has focused on preventive detention because of planned amendments to the code of criminal procedure. Currently available data suggest that the use of detention pending trial has increased recently, although legal agencies seem to have stopped using such detention as a means of repression. 2 appendixes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Criminology; Foreign criminal justice systems; Poland; Pretrial detention
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