CJUS 350

Research Paper: Case Summary Assignment Instructions


Since 1963, a series of United States Supreme Court case decisions have clarified that in criminal cases, prosecutors must disclose to the defense evidence favorable to the defendant. This includes information that may be used to impeach the credibility of government witnesses, including law enforcement officers. These decisions mean that police officers who have documented histories of lying-in official matters are liabilities to their agencies, and these histories may render them unable to testify credibly.


Summarize the main issues that are involved in the following United States Supreme Court cases. You must have at least 2–3 pages, not including your title page.

· Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963)

· Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150 (1972)

· United States v. Agurs, 427 U.S. 97 (1976)

You will format your paper in current APA format. Your research paper must have a title page which must not be numbered and does not count toward the total page count of the paper. A complete reference page using a proper alphabetical format must be at the end of the paper. The paper must include at least 3-5 scholarly sources to include the class textbooks and the Bible.

Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.