University of Pittsburgh

John Burkoff on the Sandusky Prosecution and Defense

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June 17, 2012

Professor John Burkoff explained that the prosecution in the Jerry Sandusky case did an excellent job by presenting a streamlined case that emphasized the harm to the victims, without getting stuck in the details.  This gave the defense very little to attack in cross-examination.  According to Professor Burkoff, the case has gone so poorly for the defense that there may be no alternative to having Sandusky testify -- always a risky decision.  

Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story here.

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