How do we balance the rights of the defendent when they come into conflict with the interests of the victim? .Moderator Jack Ford pushes a panel of experts to wrestle with the issues that arise from the use of children's testimony, information from cell-mate informers, the impact of victim's testimony, the value and potential abuse of habeas proceedings, and a variety of constitutional dilemmas that come up as they explore a murder trial. scenario that mirrors reality. Panelists include: Anthony Lewis, journalist; Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Reuben Greenberg, police chief; and Joan Byers, North Carolina Department of Justice.
Funders: The Florence and John Schumann Foundation, American Bar Association, Corporation for Public Broadcasting