Foreword - New Perspectives on Brady and Other Disclosure Obligations: What Really Works?

18 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2010  

Ellen Yaroshefsky

Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Date Written: September 29, 2010

Abstract

Nearly fifty years after the Supreme Court decided Brady v. Maryland, state and federal criminal justice systems appear less than adequate in assuring that prosecutorial disclosure obligations are met. Recent high-publicity cases have highlighted failures to disclose fundamental exculpatory evidence to the defense, whether intentional or not. A November 2009 symposium at the Cardozo School of Law - New Perspectives on Brady and Other Disclosure Obligations: What Really Works? - explored these issues in a unique framework for the criminal justice system. It considered lessons from the fields of medicine, business, psychology, and policing as to their methods for managing information, optimizing performance, and insuring quality. This Foreword provides an overview of the discussions, reports, and papers from the symposium.

Keywords: Brady, prosecutorial disclosure, prosecutorial ethics, prosecutorial misconduct, prosecutorial review boards, criminal procedure, criminal justice

Suggested Citation

Yaroshefsky, Ellen, Foreword - New Perspectives on Brady and Other Disclosure Obligations: What Really Works? (September 29, 2010). Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 31, No. 6, 2010; Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 310. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1684683

Ellen Yaroshefsky (Contact Author)

Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law ( email )

121 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
United States
516-463-5882 (Phone)

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