Enhancing Conviction Integrity through Forensics
Achieving Justice: Ethical Considerations in Sexual Assault and Homicide Cases
This presentation addresses the ethical considerations at each stage in a sexual assault or homicide case, spanning from initial investigation, to charging, through trial, to sentencing. The presenters discuss common ethical issues that arise with Brady and Giglio responsibilities, handling missing or unavailable witnesses, interacting with the media, and navigating evidentiary issues. Hypothetical case scenarios are used to challenge prosecutors and associated professionals to evaluate their decision-making in the context of ethical rules and considerations.