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Re-Evaluating Large Multiple-Defendant Criminal Prosecutions


Paul Marcus


William & Mary Law School

2002

William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 67, 2002
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-70

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Over the last decade, in conjunction with America’s “tough on crime” movement, there has been an ever-increasing focus on recognizing the perceived dangers of group criminal activity. There are many advantages to the investigation and prosecution of group criminal behavior. Still, undoubtedly there are also many issues concerning the process of multiple-defendant cases, specifically the procedural and constitutional guarantees used in connection with such prosecutions.

In this Article, the author looks to the way those charged with crimes involving group criminal behavior are prosecuted. Concerns will be raised in two key areas: (1) Have we extended too much power to state and federal prosecutors in determining where to bring such individuals to trial; and (2) Should the courts scrutinize far more carefully the joining together of these defendants for trial?

Number of Pages in PDF File: 57

Keywords: multiple-defendants, criminal behavior, group activity, and prosecution

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Date posted: February 11, 2011 ; Last revised: March 30, 2011

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Marcus, Paul, Re-Evaluating Large Multiple-Defendant Criminal Prosecutions (2002). William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 67, 2002; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-70. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1758788

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