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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This Comment examines the prosecution of pedophiles in Illinois after the United States Supreme Court's decision in Crawford v. Washington. The prosecution of pedophiles had frequently involved the use of extra judicial statements by victims to protect them from re-victimization after testifying at trial. The ability to use a statutorily mandated hearsay exception has been in question and is directly linked to the definition of the term "testimonial. " The author provides a test to determine whether the out of court statements by pedophilia victims are "testimonial" to make this tool for protecting the victims still viable.

First Page

95

Last Page

130

Publication Date

11-1-2006

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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