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Política criminal

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DUCE J, Mauricio  y  VILLARROEL V, Romina. Compensation for miscarriages of justice: an empirical approach to the Supreme Court decisions years 2006-2017. Polít. crim. [online]. 2019, vol.14, n.28, pp.216-268. ISSN 0718-3399.

The paper´s objective is to contribute to the better understanding of the mechanism of compensation for miscarriages of justice regulated un article 19 n° 7 i) of the Constitution by an empirical study from the total amount of petitions before the Supreme Court between years 2006-2017. The goal is to establish if the current practice gives adequate coverage and protection to the people that has been victim of wrongful convictions or wrongful prosecutions. The work concludes that this institution is still far from fulfill the compensation needs of the victims of such mistakes. The problems are at the level of normative regulation, but especially derives from the interpretation and use of the criteria contained in the Constitution. In addition, there are also some potential problems related to the access of this tool and quality of litigants that present the petitions.

Palabras clave : compensation for miscarriages of justice; wrongful convictions; empirical studies.

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