Reflections from a Different Perspective

A signal fact of the 1960’s is the widespread attention being paid to modernization of America’s criminal law and procedure. After nearly a century of patchwork adjustments of state codes or fragmentary modification of the common law, the federal government and a great many states are moving toward new substantive codes and new codes or rules of criminal procedure. As one who has been working as a reporter in Michigan’s endeavor to revise its criminal law and procedure, I have been asked to comment in a general way on Mr. Robinson’s effort at reforming Wisconsin law.