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NCJ Number: 31730 Find in a Library
Title: USE IMMUNITY - JAIL FOR THOSE WHO REFUSE TO PLAY
Journal: TRIAL  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY 1976)  Pages:66-67,70
Author(s): J AVNER; K JOHNSON
Corporate Author: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PRINCIPLE OF IMMUNITY EXAMINED AS A VIOLATION OF THE FIFTH AMENDMENT RIGHT AGAINST SELF-INCRIMINATION.
Abstract: THE ARTICLE TRACES THE EVOLUTION OF IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION GRANTED IN EXCHANGE FOR TESTIMONY FROM ITS BEGINNING IN AN 1857 CONGRESSIONAL STATUTE THROUGH JUDICIAL AND LEGISLATIVE MODIFICATIONS TO ITS PRESENT FORM. USE IMMUNITY, WHICH FORBIDS PROSECUTION OF THE WITNESS ON THE SUBSTANCE, BUT NOT THE SUBJECT OF HIS TESTIMONY, IS THE CURRENT IMMUNITY MODEL ESTABLISHED BY THE ORGANIZED CRIME CONTROL ACT OF 1970.
Index Term(s): Bill of Rights; Contempt of court; Right against self incrimination; Witness immunity
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