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Law in Mexico

Today, Mexico has recently begun using a new criminal justice system, Recent meaning within the last ten years. This new system was put in place to reduce the number of wrongful convictions, which previously ran in high numbers. Law in Mexico had been a big issue do to several various reasons, mainly the number of wrongful convictions, however, since the implementation of the new law through a more efficient justice system they have had a much easier time separating the wrongly accused from those who would rather go against the grain of justice. Diego Ruiz Durán, a lawyer from Mexico had to study history in order to be successful. 

Previously in Mexico, police were much more focused on crime prevention rather than spending time picking through finer details to discern a true culprit, which was the main factor resulting in a high number of wrongful convictions. One would think that’s kind of a big deal right? Well, apparently it wasn’t. Of course, now this is not nearly as big of an issue with the implementation of the new justice system. Today the justice system utilizes an adversarial, oral-based criminal justice system. They consider the switch to this new system of law a success, however, there are still many sources that say otherwise. The National Survey of People Deprived of Liberty, or ENPOL for short, reported in 2016 an astounding number of 58,000 individuals who were deprived of liberty, aged 18 and up. Are the numbers lower in these recent years due to the new system? well, one source reports no, as the numbers from years ago were roughly similar.

More or less the old system and the new system have different flaws, of course, some worse than others. To begin the conclusion of the information researched and written here, reflect on the past of the justice system flaws and move forward with more knowledge on how to make this system better. The past system relied too heavily on the honesty of those involved with each separate case, rather than exploring every detail and analyzing to bring a conclusion to the table. Maybe as a way to repair that aspect of the previous system, more investigators could be hired. Ones that maybe are involved more often with details from each case to hopefully come closer to a rightful conclusion, and lower the number of wrongful conditions in that country. Today, the system in place still relies heavily on honesty and judgement of the people around the accused. The biggest issue following this system us the fact that those judging could be manipulated in some way to swing their bat at the wrong person, or maybe even bribed.

One way to help fix this is to hire groups of people, who would be getting paid a set amount of money to participate, to judge the accused thoroughly on the facts presented. Whether or not any kind of change will come, there’s no telling. The future of that country is looking to slowly grow brighter though, at least in the aspect of criminal justice, says Diego Ruiz Durán.