Different Rules for Prosecutors?

7 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2017

See all articles by Peter A. Joy

Peter A. Joy

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Kevin C. McMunigal

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: January 12, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Joy, Peter A. and McMunigal, Kevin C., Different Rules for Prosecutors? (January 12, 2017). Criminal Justice, Fall 2016; Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-01-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2898334

Peter A. Joy (Contact Author)

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law ( email )

Campus Box 1120
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Kevin C. McMunigal

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
United States
2163683613 (Phone)
2163682086 (Fax)

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