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Title: Basic Course for Prosecutors XIII, Volume 1
Corporate Author: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 450
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Albany, NY 12203-3764
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Prepared for use in New York's prosecutorial training course, this volume contains nine papers that address such areas as victim rights, trial preparation, accusatory instruments, grand juries, indictments, and rules of evidence.
Abstract: An overview of the prosecution function focuses on prosecutorial discretion, ethical responsibilities, and civil liability. Rights of victims that prosecutors are responsible to uphold are described. Another paper categorizes local accusatory instruments and details grounds for motions to dismiss such instruments. A discussion of the preliminary hearing addresses its purpose and conduct, defendant's right to a speedy hearing, and disposition of a felony complaint after a hearing or waiver. The form, content, and sufficiency of an indictment and the procedure and law governing a motion to dismiss an indictment are outlined. Also considered is self-incriminating evidence, with attention to obtaining it, determining its admissibility, and using it at trial. Other presentations discuss statutes governing discovery in criminal prosecutions in New York State and grand jury procedures. Footnotes.
Main Term(s): Lobbying
Index Term(s): New York; Prosecutors; Trials
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