Criminal Justice System And Its Environment

Disciplinary Research Paper: The Criminal Justice System in Its Environment Assignment Instructions


Since 1963, a series of United States Supreme Court case decisions have clarified that in criminal cases, prosecutors must disclose to the defense evidence favorable to the defendant. This includes information that may be used to impeach the credibility of government witnesses, including law enforcement officers. These decisions mean that police officers who have documented histories of lying in official matters are liabilities to their agencies, and these histories may render them unable to testify credibly.



Write a professional memorandum summarizing the main issues that are involved in the following United States Supreme Court cases. Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963); Giglio v. United States, 405 U. S. 150 (1972); United States v. Agurs, 427 U. S. 97 (1976)

  • 5-3 pages (double spaced) excluding the reference page.
  • Current APA format.
  • 3 peer-reviewed sources.
  • Acceptable sources (course textbooks, academic books, .gov websites, peer-reviewed journal articles published within the last 5-10 years only).


This assignment requires that students follow a template. Students must review and follow the template carefully.

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