Month: May 2016

Witness Intimidation: What You Can Do To Protect Your Witness

Author(s): PCE

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Witness Intimidation: What You Can Do To Protect Your Witness

Witness intimidation and witness tampering can occur in any case, from simple misdemeanors to homicides. It has a variety of consequences from the silencing of an entire community, to the murder of a witness, to the recantation of truthful testimony. Though witness intimidation is an insidious problem, there are strategies throughout the investigation and prosecution of a case that can help to keep a witness safe and reduce the impact of intimidation.

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National Best Practices Meeting

May 19, 2016 — Volume 12

Boston – July 19 and July 20, 2016

BP Committees around the nation are spearheading exciting initiatives. Come to share ideas, get energized and enjoy each other’s company.

Prosecutors and prosecution coordinators from states with established committees and those considering starting a BP committee are invited to attend the National Best Practices meeting in Boston on Tuesday, July 19th, and half a day on Wednesday, July 20th (following the NDAA Summer Conference). Meetings will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Hotel rooms can be reserved through NDAA (www.ndaajustice.org).

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The Prosecutor’s Evolving Role

Author(s): Hamann Greenberg-Chao

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The Prosecutor’s Evolving Role

Prosecutors have a core mission to protect the community and ensure justice when enforcing the law. Traditionally, a prosecutor’s role was a limited and relatively passive one – to evaluate and prosecute arrests made by the police But over the last forty years, there has been a dramatic transformation and expansion of prosecutors’ mission, to not only vigorously prosecute criminal cases, but also to engage in crime prevention, problem solving and community partnerships.

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