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    Help with scene set in Italy involving an arrest.

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Francis de Aguilar, Aug 10, 2016.

    I am writing a scene in which the two of the main characters get arrested in Italy. Does anyone know what the Italian police would say, in Italian? I can move to English immediately after the arrest. I just need that first bit in Italian. Can anyone help with this?
     
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    how about google it.
     
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    Italian crime novels are really popular - maybe look there.
     
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    What would you put in a search? I have tried several things but no answer.
     
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    http://www.canestrinilex.com/resources/arrest/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Code_of_Criminal_Procedure

    Found those as starting points - I started with "Italian Miranda Rights" and worked my way down the wikipedia rat-hole until I found the title "Italian Code of Criminal Procedure" and googled that. Still haven't found a "miranda script" like the one we use in the US ("you have the right to remain silent...")...but based on the 5 minutes of research I just did, I'm questioning whether such a script exists. There's nothing that explicitly says it has to. Although, I also found Italian law firms online that cater to English speakers and have semi-detailed explanations of the system for foreigners who find themselves caught in it.

    That's usually how I approach it, google stuff I know, find my way onto a semi-relevant Wikipeidia article, then follow the links to other Wiki articles on more specific practices - I think in this case my "miranda" search yielded the Wiki article on "right to silence" and I clicked through links to the European applications and eventually found the article on the Italian Code of Criminal Procedure - which doesn't actually mention arrest rights but I was able to go back and use that as a more specific search term and find Italian law firms that explain procedure in more detail.

    It's more about "search strategy" than knowing the terms up front. Search the terms you know, then follow links to find the terms you need.
     
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    Another thing would be to look at Italian crime film/TV/novels (which are quite popular) and see if you can find an arrest scene.
     
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    Thank you so much, you got much further than I did. I will persevere.
     
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