Well my experience is with the UK and Hong Kong legal systems (my dad was a judge for many years) so a) I’m biased and b) I have seen more examples where it works than where it doesn’t. I still think the idea of a “fair trial” and “innocent until proven guilty” is the best bad solution we’ve come up with to date. It beats burning at the stake, drowning, covering with bees and trial by documentary. Just IMO of course.
Anyway, I’m currently being attacked online by animal rights fanatics about my crocodile management perspectives, so I’m bowing out of this.