Criminal Justice Research Centre

John Jackson gives Criminal Justice lectures in Brazil


John Jackson gave a series of lectures in Sao Paulo, Brazil in August 2019 at the invitation of the Faculty of Law, University of Sao Paulo, the Faculty of Law at the University of Presbyterian Mackenzie and the School of Magistrates.

His lecture at Sao Paulo University on the subject of “The Right to Confrontation” assessed the importance of the right in modern criminal justice systems. His lecture at the Presbyterian Mackenzie University on “The Jury in Europe” was followed by a question and answer session on the role of the jury in Brazil today and by a visit to the central criminal courts in Sao Paulo to view a Brazilian jury trial in action. His last lecture was delivered to judges and magistrates at the School of Magistrates on the subject of “Public Prosecutors in England and Wales: Discretion and Accountability”. It was followed by other speakers who explained how the Brazilian prosecution system is giving prosecutors more discretion in the disposal of criminal cases.

Posted on Friday 1st November 2019

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