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Against Professing: Practicing Critical Criminal Procedure, Mae C. Quinn Jan 2016

Against Professing: Practicing Critical Criminal Procedure, Mae C. Quinn

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I continue to “teach” Criminal Procedure as one of my core courses. I do so while trying my best to stay true to my values and commitments, surfacing the tensions and deficits I have described, and using concrete examples to drive home the many disparities and dysfunctions that still exist in this country despite the development of decades of criminal procedure doctrine. I try to encourage students to embrace their roles and responsibilities both as representatives of clients and change agents in this deeply imperfect system—urging them to consider what it might take to be an effective advocate for ...