The Prosecution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann: An Imitation of Falconry

    Volume 28, Issue 4 (October 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1983

    Page Count: 25


    Starrs, JE
    Professor of Law and Forensic Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

    Abstract

    The trial of Bruno Hauptmann is critiqued in terms of the overriding prosecutorial interest in securing the death penalty. The intricate and ingenious methods by which the prosecution blended the law of New Jersey and the common law and the trial testimony of numerous witnesses, both scientific and lay persons, to achieve its objective are explicated. The author mentions other alternatives to those employed as well as the strategies of prosecution and defense at the trial.


    Paper ID: JFS11625J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11625J

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    Title The Prosecution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann: An Imitation of Falconry
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