Amanda Knox Part 4: “Caught Between Two Traditions”: Italy’s Hybrid Legal System

“Caught Between Two Traditions”[360]: Italy’s Hybrid Legal System by Martha Grace Duncan*   All I am going to say is that she wasn’t discriminated against because of being an American. Dr. Stefano Maffei[361] Maybe the [limited] reforms in our criminal procedure are a kind of inoculation against the American way. After all, the adversarial system […]

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Amanda Knox Part 2: Behind the Cartwheel: Explaining Amanda’s “Strange” Behavior

by Martha Grace Duncan*   In our society any man who does not weep at his mother’s funeral runs the risk of being sentenced to death. Albert Camus[167] Knox, it seems, spent four years in prison largely for a failure to grieve in quite the way that various middle-aged men would have liked. Charlie Lyne, […]

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What Not To Do When Your Roommate Is Murdered In Italy: Amanda Knox, Her “Strange” Behavior, and the Italian Legal System

By: Martha Grace Duncan* Abstract One of the most widely publicized cases of our time is that of Amanda Knox, the college student from West Seattle who was convicted of murdering her British roommate in Italy and served four years in prison before being acquitted and released.  Retried in absentia, she was convicted again, only […]

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