Is there any mechanism in any judicial system to test its efficiency by designing a fake or test crime scheme to verify the functionality of the judiciary? For example, is there a method for a student to detect what problems exist in the administrative system and conduct codes of their University?

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    This might be a question for Law.SE, it seems more legal than political.
    – F1Krazy
    Feb 23 '20 at 13:24
  • The Innocence Project cites various studies estimating that in the United States, between 2.3% and 5% of all prisoners are innocent (based on DNA testing). If you want to know what this is, then look up the accuracy of eye witness testimony. Feb 23 '20 at 13:41
  • Courts often routinely refuse to hear appears when new evidence is brought up, so the answer is No. The Judicial system is not very concerned with accuracy as much as with maintaining public order. Feb 23 '20 at 13:42
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    In the US and the UK (and I suspect, in most systems derived from those) creating a 'fake crime' is itself a crime (filing a false report, wasting police business, lying to Federal officers, contempt of court...). And as a general moral rule, tricking people to expose dishonesty destroys your own credibility as much (if not more) than theirs. The academic approach relies on careful, neutral examination, not deceit. Feb 23 '20 at 15:06
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    @TedWrigley, Saying something doesn't exist in nation X, doesn't prove there's no nation Z where it does exist. The general moral rule would be inapplicable here, since the clear intent would be to improve the system rather than harm it, similar to the theory and practice condoning undercover police.
    – agc
    Feb 23 '20 at 18:07

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