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Taking on Testilying: The Prosecutor's Response to In-Court Police Deception

Show simple item record Cunningham, Larry 2010-04-09T17:15:46Z 2010-04-09T17:15:46Z 1999
dc.identifier.citation 18 Crim. Just. Ethics 26 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this article, Professor Cunningham examines the problem of "testilying" perjury and other forms of in-court deception by police officers-from the prosecutor's point-of-view. In Section I of this article, he gives a detailed overview of the problem of testilying. He demonstrates that it is a real, but by definition unmeasurable, problem. Precisely because the problem is so impervious to quantitative measurement, he spends a significant portion of this article explaining the problem. In Section II, Professor Cunningham examines how prosecutors have and have not dealt with the problem. In Section III, he shows what the federal subornation of perjury statute and the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility require prosecutors to do in response to testilying. In Section IV, he identifies what steps, above and beyond laws and rules of ethics, prosecutors should take to combat the crime of police perjury. Finally, in Section V, he addresses criticisms of his approach. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Criminal Justice Ethics
dc.subject Testilying en_US
dc.subject Police officers en_US
dc.title Taking on Testilying: The Prosecutor's Response to In-Court Police Deception en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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