The Eyewitness Con Game: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

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James Doyle

We tend to think of the criminal justice system as a sequence of screens. First, there's the cop screen; then, the prosecutor screen; next, the trial screen.

Then, the appeals.

Traditionally, this way of thinking envisions a model of "defense-in-depth:" a one-way process in which each of the increasingly fine screens is designed to inspect the output of the screen just before it, and to catch any errors. But the interactions between the criminal justice "screens . . .

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