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Witness Intimidation: The Laws Response Michael H. Graham

Witness Intimidation: The Laws Response

Michael H. Graham

Published May 24th 1985
ISBN : 9780899301044
Hardcover
317 pages
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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 victims or eyewitnesss testimony in a form admissible at trial. To do this, the legalMoreMichael H. Graham argues that to meet the problem of witness intimidation squarely, the system must eliminate the possibility of intimidation by preserving the victims or eyewitnesss 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 witnesss testimony.