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William E. Perry on What It's Really Like to Be a Prosecutor

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Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh interviewed former Arizona prosecutor William E. Perry about "What It's Really Like to Be a Prosecutor" in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio. 

What is the work of a prosecutor really like? In this interview, former Arizona prosecutor William E. Perry discussed the cases he prosecuted and various issues in criminal law – including the role of juries, standards of evidence, the drug war, confessions, and plea bargaining. 

William E. Perry was a lawyer for 34 years. He spent seven years as a defense attorney and one year as a temporary judge. Most of the rest of the time he was a prosecutor for the Navajo Nation and four counties in Arizona.

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