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Unformatted text preview: and DA offices are led by chiefs who believe in the new rules. Defendents have been able to seek redress in court because the decision is based on due process in the state constitution as well as the 14 th Amendment to the US Constitution ("No State shall . . . deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."). Nonetheless, the culture of police and DA offices makes top down change problematic (police and DAs resist change and dont feel they have been doing anything wrong. ..cant admit that faulty witness testimony is the leading cause of putting the wrong people in jail. The overwhelming body of scientific evidence doesnt change peoples minds even when the courts agree with it. Names:...
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course PLSI 200 taught by Professor Schendan during the Spring '08 term at S.F. State.
- Spring '08