George R (Bob) Dekle, Sr.

Prosecution Principles: A Clinical Handbook


Chapter 1. The Role of the Prosecutor
Chapter 2. Relations with Law Enforcement Agencies
Chapter 3. Relations with the Defense Bar
Chapter 4. The Charging Decision
Chapter 5. Plea Bargaining
Chapter 6. Case Management from In Basket to Archive
Chapter 7. Establishing Case Theory
Chapter 8. Marshaling the Evidence
Chapter 9. Discovery
Chapter 10. Interviews, Interrogations, and Examinations
Chapter 11. Direct Examination
Chapter 12. Constructive Cross Examination
Chapter 13. Destructive Cross Examination
Chapter 14. Voir Dire
Chapter 15. Opening Statement
Chapter 16. Final Argument
Chapter 17. Handling Motions and Objections

"More than a book for wannabe prosecutors! It captures the philosophy and practicality of the practice of law from all viewpoints." -- Wm. J.Sheppard, Board Certified Trial Lawyer

““I have never seen a book like this one. It fills a void that has existed since the profession of prosecution was born. Had this book been available when I was the Third Circuit State Attorney, it would have been required reading for every one of my assistant state attorneys.” -- L. Arthur Lawrence, Jr., Judge, First District Court of Appeals, Florida (retired.)

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Selected Works

Legal History
Surveys all of the homicide cases defended by Lincoln for which we have surviving evidence. Looks at a number of other criminal cases, including some of his prosecutions.
Analyzes the evidence presented at trial and critiques the performance of both the prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Examines Lincoln's performance in People v. Armstrong.
Looking through the eyes of a prosecutor, the book reconstructs the course of the trial of Jesus and critiques the actions of the prosecutors and judge.
True Crime
A compelling first-hand account of the prosecution of one of America’s most notorious serial killers.
Practice Manual
Sound, practical instruction on how to plan and execute a winning cross examination.
Real-world advice for newly-hired prosecutors or law students serving clinical internships in a prosecutor's office.
An experimental volume I self-published which tells the stories of some of the cases I handled during my 32 year career as a trial lawyer.