Indicium Difficile Part I

Judgement is difficult. The final part of the Hippocratic quote I’ve been riffing on to write this series of essays. I can easily see in the word ‘indicium’ the root of our English word ‘indict’ which isn’t pronounced anything like it looks. Definition of indict transitive verb 1:  to charge with a fault or offense… Read More Indicium Difficile Part I


Justice, Part 2

Continuing with my look at the Herbert Packer paper, Two Models of the Criminal Process, which I started yesterday. There are many problematic areas of the Justice System as it stands now. The pure Due Process model is ideal, but as I pointed out yesterday, reality is closer to a blend of the Crime Control… Read More Justice, Part 2