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The ‘Blue Wall of Silence’ as Evidence of Bias and Motive to Lie: A New Approach to Police Perjury

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Gabriel "Jack" Chin

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Scott Wells

New York University School of Law

Date Written: January 14, 1998

Abstract

This paper outlines the problem of police perjury in the United States, and some of the problems the criminal justice system faces in rooting it out.

Keywords: blue wall of silence, police perjury, testilying, evidence, impeachment

JEL Classification: K42

Suggested Citation

Chin, Gabriel "Jack" and Wells, Scott, The ‘Blue Wall of Silence’ as Evidence of Bias and Motive to Lie: A New Approach to Police Perjury (January 14, 1998). University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 59, p. 233, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1810012

Gabriel Jackson Chin (Contact Author)

University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )

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Scott Wells

New York University School of Law ( email )

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