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Combatting Crime on the Dark Web: How Law Enforcement and Prosecutors are Using Cutting-Edge Technology to Fight Cyber Crime

Author(s): Bradley Altvater, PCE Criminals are increasingly using shadowy corners of the internet to mask their identities and conduct illicit activities. Marketplaces on the “dark web” facilitate a range of…

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Video Evidence: A Primer for Prosecutors

Video evidence is exploding. Surveillance videos, YouTube clips, smart phone recordings and body worn camera videos are frequently part of the evidence in a case. This primer provides guidance for…

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Customer Working Groups

Prosecutors, Police and Public Forensic Laboratories Working Together Forensic evidence is an increasingly important part of a criminal case. As a result, it is critical for prosecutors and police to…

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President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Recommends that Some Forensic Evidence Should Not Be Introduced in Federal Court

On September 19, 2016, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) issued a 174-page report titled “Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods”….

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Best Practices for Prosecutors: A Nationwide Movement

Author(s): Kristine Hamann, Rebecca Rader Brown A prosecutor’s core mission is and has always been to promote justice and to protect the community by ensuring public safety. Over the past…

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Prosecutor Seminars in Law Schools

Prosecutor-focused courses in law schools are an excellent way for prosecutors to expose law students to their work and to have students available to do research on prosecution issues.  Statewide…

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Community Programs

One of the many benefits of being part of the Best Practices network is the ability to share information with prosecutors across the country about promising programs and how to…

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Considerations for Assessing Jailhouse Informants

An often difficult decision faced by prosecutors is whether to use evidence provided by a so-called jailhouse informant. Individuals, when incarcerated, may let their guard down with other inmates and…

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Prosecutors from 17 States Meet in Boston for Prosecutors’ Center for Excellence National Meeting of Statewide Best Practices Committees

[BOSTON, MA] – On July 19 and 20, 2016, Prosecutors’ Center for Excellence (PCE) led prosecutors from 17 states in a national meeting of statewide Best Practices Committees.  These committees…

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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…

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