Misdemeanors processing in Chilean criminal justice

Translated title of the contribution: Misdemeanors processing in Chilean criminal justice

Javier Wilenmann von Bernath, Juan Pablo Arístegui Spikin

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Although our legal imaginaries focus on adversarial criminal processes correlated with serious wrongdoing, low-level criminal justice dominates practice. In this very different reality, legal operators process in extremely short amount of time routinary cases. Processing takes place with little to no contestation. The paper examines this reality, giving a broad picture of its main characteristics, the reasons that explain its practical dominance, giving a first glimpse into the organization of mass processing in Chile.

Translated title of the contributionMisdemeanors processing in Chilean criminal justice
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-295
Number of pages23
JournalRevista de Derecho
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Criminal procedure
  • criminal justice system
  • organization
  • simplified procedure


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