Re: Justice & punishment II
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 03:51:29 -0800 (PST)

den Otter [] wrote:
>Well, don't all (western) justice systems work like that: the prosecution
>builds a case with evidence etc, and it's up to the lawyers to prove that
>this is crap and that in fact you're innocent.

No, that's the mainland European system. The Anglo-Saxon legal systems
(e.g. UK and America) at least nominally require the prosecution to prove
that you committed the crime beyond all reasonable doubt, not for individuals
to prove their innocence.