Discuss and cite at least two credible outside source.

National Prosecution Standards. attorneys and ethics.

There is no question that the St. Louis County grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown is one of the most controversial and polarizing events in criminal justice in recent history.  St. Louis County District Attorney Robert McCullough was criticized for not fulfilling his responsibilities as prosecutor to secure an indictment because he introduced all of the evidence, highlighting the inconsistencies in the evidence, to the detriment of securing an indictment against Officer Wilson.

For this assignment, you will review the National District Attorney’s Association (NADA) National Prosecution Standards.  In a two to three page paper, answer the following questions:

  • What are the NADA National Prosecution Standards that district attorneys should follow as it pertains to grand jury prosecutions?
  • Based on those standards, should McCullough have introduced all evidence, including the evidence highlighting inconsistencies?
  • Were McCullough actions ethical according to Kantian ethics?  De ontology? Utilitarian ethics?”

Discuss and cite at least two credible outside source. Your essay should be 3 pages in length, well written, and formatted according to the spa format.

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