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APA and BJA Release Latest Edition of Lex Quod Ordo Newsletter
11/20/14
Welcome to the latest edition of Lex Quod Ordo (Law and Order), APA’s quarterly newsletter dedicated to high performance prosecution. This fall has been a busy and productive time at APA, and we look forward to sharing with you our recent projects and successes. Most recently, APA, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), hosted the 9th National Prosecution Summit in Dallas, Texas on September 22- 24.

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Smart Prosecution Practices: Seven Recommendations to Integrate Science and Justice
11/20/14
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys has published a framework for the “high performance” prosecutor that includes “integrating the progression of forensic science and technology into criminal investigations and trial courtrooms.

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 Current News

Former Montgomery County Pennsylvania DA Stands By Decision Not To Charge Bill Cosby
11/20/14
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – He’s known for his quick wit and comedic timing, but once again, Bill Cosby is facing rape allegations. He avoided the topic on Sunday night in Erie, Pa. and has yet to make a statement, but it all started a few weeks ago in Philadelphia, when comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby a rapist, igniting past allegations.

“I was surprised it got international legs,” says former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor, who also says he has no regrets for the way he handled a potential rape case involving comedian Bill Cosby in 2005.

CBS Philadelphia
 

Suffolk County Massachusetts Law Enforcement Seeking Additional Witness Protection Funds
11/19/14
Law-enforcement officials in Suffolk County are pushing for more money to protect victims and witnesses of violent crimes who testify in court, saying the current funding levels leave them running out of money every year.

One lawmaker says Boston legislators hope to double the budget next year, calling the witness protection program “vital” and deserving of full funding.

Boston Globe
 

Cumberland County Pennsylvania DA Calls For Tougher Penalties For Child Pornography
11/18/14
Any depiction of a person younger than 18 engaged in a sexual act is a crime.

These types of incidents are widely investigated by law enforcement, including at the county, state and federal levels.

Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed said that, by law, the state statute against this type of activity is defined as sexual abuse of children.

The Sentinel
 

 
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APA was incorporated to act as a global forum for the exchange of ideas, allow prosecutors to collaborate with all criminal justice partners, conduct timely and effective technical assistance and provide access to technology for the enhancement of the prosecutorial function.

In addition, APA will serve as a model organization and an advocate for prosecutors on emerging issues related to the administration of justice.


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