Practical consequences of the additional requirements for verbatim reports of witness statements
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- Hamers, L., Ceulen, R., Spapens, T., Groenhuijsen, M. (ass.)
- Tilburg University , WODC
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- Tilburg University
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The Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure is currently being modernised and in this context the legislator has drafted a proposal for Book 2 of the amended Code of Criminal Procedure. This proposal includes additional requirements for verbatim reports of witness statements. Essence of requirements is that statements should be reported as much as possible in the witness’ own words and that questions as well as answers should be transcribed as completely as possible.
The aim of this study is to establish practical consequences of the proposed changes, specifically their effect on law enforcement officers’ workloads and by estimating the extra time it will take to draw up verbatim reports.
- Tilburg University - Law School