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Harmful error : investigating America's local prosecutors

Author: Center for Public Integrity.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Center for Public Integrity, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Also available online via the World Wide Web. An investigative study of prosecutorial misconduct in the U.S. conducted by the Center for Public Integrity. The site includes Main Findings, Prosecutor Profiles, Analyses, Nationwide Numbers, and a database searching option. Users also have the option of directly accessing data for their state via a drop-down menu. The Prosecutor Profiles highlight interesting cases of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Center for Public Integrity.
ISBN: 1882583183 9781882583188
OCLC Number: 56054419
Notes: "Summer 2003 report."
Description: iii, 110 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Breaking the rules --
Anatomy of misconduct --
A question of integrity --
Punishing the wrongfully convicted --
Shielding misconduct --
A short history of exposing misconduct --
A poisoned prosecution --
Changing an office's culture --
Inside and office --
Turning on their own --
Playing by the rules.
Other Titles: Investigating America's local prosecutors
Responsibility: a project of the the Center for Public Integrity.

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Also available online via the World Wide Web. An investigative study of prosecutorial misconduct in the U.S. conducted by the Center for Public Integrity. The site includes Main Findings, Prosecutor Profiles, Analyses, Nationwide Numbers, and a database searching option. Users also have the option of directly accessing data for their state via a drop-down menu. The Prosecutor Profiles highlight interesting cases of prosecutor conduct both good and bad. The Analyses section offers articles that provide in-depth treatment of the Center's findings including a summary of cases in which both a defendant's actual innocence and prosecutorial misbehavior were found. The Nationwide Numbers section details for each state the cases in which a defendant alleged prosecutorial error or misconduct. This section links to the database of records, which are organized by state and provide information on cases in which misconduct was found. The records indicate the defendant name, jurisdiction, citation, date and whether the misconduct was ruled harmless error or prejudicial conduct.

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