Extradition is a legal process under which by treaty or other arrangement a country agrees to consider a request by another to return to it a person who is suspected of having committed a crime and then having fled to hide in another jurisdiction. In the United States, extradition can involve states seeking the return of alleged criminal perpetrators who are located in other states. Detective novels abound in episodes in which lawbreakers seek to determine what nation does not have an extradition treaty with the one where they are sought.

Roman Polanski

Almost invariably, especially in intrastate instances in the United States, a suspect voluntarily agrees to be extradited because he or she appreciates that the chances of successfully challenging the request are daunting. However, ...

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