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  THE PROBLEM ã Witness intimidation, threats, and corruption ã Ineffective witness protection program ã Lack of funding ã Recantation of witnesses due to fear  Nameless Justice: REVISITING THE WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM, CONSIDERING ANONYMITY AS A PROTECTIVE MEASURE FOR WITNESSES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM By: KrizeaMarie K. Duron  ANONYMITY  Four-prong test: ã There must exist a real fear for the witnesses’ safety or that of their family ã The witnesses’ testimony must be relevant and of such import that it would hinder the Prosecutor’s case to proceed without it. ã The Court must be satisfied that there exists no prima facie evidence that the witness is untrustworthy. ã If at all possible, the court must determine if less restrictive measures can be utilized to secure the necessary protection on behalf of the witness.
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