At present criminal justice operates around an adversarial judicial system, one in which suspects, lawyers and sometimes witnesses play 'games' rather than pursuing an absolute goal of determining the truth (as best as can be expected).  Decisions about what can and cannot be entered into evidence are made in order to ensure a case is not weakened …. etc etc.  The system is a shambles and farcical at times because there is not actually a joint effort by all those involved to seek the truth of the matter – hence miscarriages occur and justice is not well served.  It also adds to the bureaucracy of the whole system and therefore the expense of maintaining it.

Why is this idea important?

The emphasis of an examining/inquiring approach would underpin everyone's civil liberties as the emphasis would be on determining the truth rather than playing quaint games between lawyers and others associated with the criminal justice system.

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