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Causes and consequences of court case delay in the Philippines

Session 2

Gregory Hall, GH 217

11:20 AM - 12:30 PM

The Philippine court system is one of the slowest in the world in terms of case disposition. Accused can languish in detention for 20 years and are still unconvicted while undergoing trial. This session will look unto the causes of case delay using the structural, organizational and cultural lenses. This session will also look at how the case delay translate into prolonged pretrial detention which looks to jail congestion and high levels of recidivism. This session will engage participants in finding solutions to the Philippine problem. Particularly, it aims to engage young Filipino Americans to engage in advocacies that improves the Philippine Crimnal Justice System.

About the Facilitator

Raymund E. Narag

Raymund E. Narag

Raymund E. Narag attained his PhD degree from Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice and joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Justice and Public Safety in the Fall of 2012. He is currently the Judge William Cook Professor Fellow.

Dr. Narag came to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar from the Philippines. His research focus includes criminal victimization, youth violence, correctional administration, and qualitative research particularly in cross cultural settings. He studies correctional and judicial policies and practices in the Southeast Asia, with special focus on the Philippines, and how these translate to prolonged pre-trial detention, jail overcrowding and violent extremism. Dr. Narag regularly visits the Philippines to conduct training and mentoring among correctional and court actors.