Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Amanda Knox Redux

Amanda Knox, the American college student studying abroad in Italy and tried for murder, must face a new trial following her 2011 aquittal. In the United States, the legal principle of double jeopardy would preclude a retrial. How can you find out where Italy stands on this issue? Here are a few good starting points:

Law Library of Congress Legal Research Guide: Italy
Globalex: Guide to Italian Legal Research and Resources on the Web
Reynolds and Flores' Foreign Law Guide: Italy (available on campus only)
Criminal Law in Italy