Duke Lacrosse Case

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The Duke Lacrosse Team and the Prosecutor Table of Contents Abstract...........................................................................................................................................4 Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………5 Impact on Stakeholders……………………………………………………………………….5-8 Outcome and Fairness of Punishment………………………………………………………8-10 Discussion……………………………………………………………………………………10-13 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………14 References……………………………………………………………………………………15-16 Abstract The Duke Lacrosse team and the prosecutor were involved in a racially driven rape case at Duke University in Durham, NC in 2006. The focus of the investigation by the District Attorney was to convict three of…show more content…
The members of the Duke Lacrosse team did not have much support from the faculty as the accusations were the headliners for many major media outlets. The impact of these allegations by the Duke Lacrosse team was tremendous. The President of the University Richard Brodhead canceled the entire season and called the situation “sickening and repulsive” (Jennings, 2009, p. 568). Once again the support from the highest level at Duke University was not there for the three members of the lacrosse team at the center of the allegations. The African American accuser Crystal Mangum had support from the NAACP, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong. The coach of the team also resigned from his job as the season was canceled. Mr. Nifong from the beginning of the investigation seemed to have his mind set on convicting these white males of the allegations they faced from the accuser. The unethical manner in which Mike Nifong proceeded in the investigation tested the judicial system. The tactics that were used in the case undermined that you are innocent until proven guilty. A Duke was facing a crisis little did the judicial system in North Carolina know that they were about to have their work cut out for them as Mr. Nifong continued his journey to find these three lacrosse players guilty. According to

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