From a crime control point of view, jury trial is an expensive charade and a chronically inefficient method by which to suppress crime. This is because the process is expensive and many resources are used. Expenses such as hiring interpreters to act in a case are in the budget. Many trials have been known to be biased, disregarding transparency as they are easily influenced on the outcome of the case by mostly the government of the day. Corruption at the judiciary delays justice in the courts. The outcome of cases is determined by ones willingness to dig deeper in the pocket. Suspects have to contend with delays in mentioning of their cases resulting in them staying in prison for a long time.
Why were the Diplock courts introduced in Northern Ireland in 1973? What criticisms have been made of these?
Diplock courts were introduced by in the year 1973. The trials which did not involve juries were mostly applied to persons accused of terror campaign in the Northern Ireland. The main reason for proposing the courts was because the government felt the juries might be intimidated, and they were susceptible to giving out judgments favoring a specific community. The system was widely criticized by the groups related to human rights. This is because it was believed that the system used forced confessions in courts. It is mostly dependent on the evidence given out by the police disregarding the accused person evidence. The sole judge has the responsibility of determining the outcome of a serious offence