Witness Protection Research Paper by Gerard

Witness Protection
A discussion of organized crime in the United States and the Witness Security Program.
# 25624 | 7,490 words | 38 sources | APA | 2002 | AU


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Description:

This paper discusses the The Witness Security Program (WITSEC) which was created in the 1970s to protect, relocate, and provide new identities to witnesses of dangerous crimes. It examines how witness protection is one of the most useful and effective law enforcement tools that can be used in the fight against crime and in particular organized crime. It provides a definition of who is eligible for protection and the requirements to enter the program.

Outline:
History of Organized Crime in the U.S. (1850-1950)
History of Organized Crime in the U.S. (1950-Present)
The Witness Protection Program
Eligibility and Requirements for Induction into the Witness Protection Program
Witness Protection Programs in the World
Successes of the Witness Protection Program
The Downside of the Witness Protection Program
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Many countries around the world have a witness protection program. In most cases, the witnesses are for drug, International Criminal Tribunal cases and criminal related charges. United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands are some of the countries that have a witness protection program. The United States, Canada and Australia have legislature for formal protection programs and dedicated officials who are involved in the program. In the United Kingdom, however, the local police are charged with the protection of the witnesses. The police rely on trained officers to provide witness ad hoc support. In Germany, there are no specific legal provisions to protect witnesses against organized crime."

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APA Format

Witness Protection (2003, April 30) Retrieved May 08, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/witness-protection-25624/

MLA Format

"Witness Protection" 30 April 2003. Web. 08 May. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/witness-protection-25624/>

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