Different Rules for Prosecutors?
Criminal Justice, Fall 2016
7 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 12, 2017
Are prosecutors subject to the same ethical rules as other lawyers? Or are they subject to different ethical rules? The answers to these questions, which we examine in this ethics column, are complicated, nuanced, and often far from clear. This is well illustrated by the way ethics authorities and judges have treated investigative deceit. This treatment demonstrates that prosecutors in all but a few jurisdictions are held to different ethical rules than other lawyers.
Keywords: Ethics, Legal Ethics, Prosecutors, Deceit, Model Rules of Professional Conduct
JEL Classification: K14, K19, K39, K41, K42
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