Witness Intimidation

Witness Intimidation

by Lisa Graham
     
 

Michael H. Graham argues that to meet the problem of witness intimidation squarely, the system must eliminate the possibility of intimidation by preserving the victim's or eyewitness's testimony in a form admissible at trial. To do this, the legal profession must develop procedures to preserve prior out-of-court statements and to admit such statements as

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Michael H. Graham argues that to meet the problem of witness intimidation squarely, the system must eliminate the possibility of intimidation by preserving the victim's or eyewitness's testimony in a form admissible at trial. To do this, the legal profession must develop procedures to preserve prior out-of-court statements and to admit such statements as substantive evidence if the witness is deemed sufficiently trustworthy. Finally, Graham advances a new proceeding--the preservation proceeding--that would permit the prosecutor to bring a witness before a judge, magistrate, or specially appointed attorney for the express purpose of recording and preserving the witness's testimony.

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ISBN-13:
9780899301044
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/24/1985
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

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