An historical study of a criminal defendant's right to exculpatory information under the protection of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution

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dc.contributor.advisor Popovich, Mark N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Whitehead, Daniel K. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:30Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:30Z
dc.date.created 1996 en_US
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1996 .W47 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185623
dc.description.abstract This study has presented a comprehensive historical overview of the context and significance of a, criminal defendants constitutional right to due process of law. The evidence suggests that, in many circumstances, a criminal defendant is not being afforded our most basic constitutional guarantee of fairness and justice for allOne of the primary objectives of this study was to develop a working definition for journalists to better understand the fundamental concepts of a defendants right to exculpatory evidence during criminal proceedings.Since 1791, the Supreme Court has had to continually broaden a criminal defendants right to exculpatory information. In case after case, a similar fad pattern has shown that pauper criminal defendants with court appointed attorneys having to compete against state or federal prosecutors with unlimited investigative and legal research funding This disparity is further compounded when the state or government prosecutors define to turn over information or evidence which could help the defendants case.Further analysis identified other problem areas within the scope of due process which deserve significant attention such as: the grand jury process, plea-bargains, probable cause warrants, and post-conviction hearings.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent ii, 94 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Due process of law -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exculpatory evidence. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Defense (Criminal procedure) -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Civil rights -- United States. en_US
dc.title An historical study of a criminal defendant's right to exculpatory information under the protection of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1033641 en_US


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