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NCJ Number: 32896 Find in a Library
Title: GRAND JURY - ITS USE AND MISUSE
Journal: CRIME AND DELINQUENCY  Volume:22  Issue:2  Dated:(APRIL 1976)  Pages:149-165
Author(s): L COBDEN
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Newark, NJ 07102
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE HISTORY OF GRAND JURIES IS FOLLOWED BY A DESCRIPTION OF ITS MAKE-UP, FUNCTION, AND PROCEEDINGS.
Abstract: CASES ARE RELATED TO SHOW HOW THE GRAND JURY HAS BEEN USED POLITICALLY DURING THE LAST DECADE, POINTING OUT HOW THE INHERENT WEAKNESSES OF THE PRESENT GRAND JURY SYSTEM HAVE PERMITTED IT TO BE MISUSED IN VARIOUS WAYS. FINALLY, THE STUDY MARSHALS VARIOUS INFORMED SUGGESTIONS FOR REFORM AND STRESSES THE URGENCY OF REFORM TO RETURN THE GRAND JURY TO ITS RIGHTFUL ROLE: INVESTIGATOR OF SUSPECTED CRIME AND PROTECTOR OF INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Case studies; Grand juries; Investigative powers
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