In the next episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I’ll interview former Arizona prosecutor William E. Perry about “What It’s Really Like to Be a Prosecutor.”

This episode of internet radio airs on Wednesday evening, 30 January 2013, at 6 PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET in our live studio. If you miss that live broadcast, you can listen to the podcast later.

Here’s a bit more about the show:

What is the work of a prosecutor really like? In this interview, former Arizona prosecutor William E. Perry will discuss the cases he prosecuted and various issues in criminal law – including the role of juries, standards of evidence, the drug war, confessions, and plea bargaining.

William E. Perry was a lawyer for 34 years. He spent seven years as a defense attorney, and one year as a temporary judge. Most of the rest of the time he was a prosecutor for the Navajo Nation and four counties in Arizona. Mr. Perry supervised the criminal prosecutors in Arizona’s third largest county. He was was a major fraud and public corruption prosecutor, and then a homicide prosecutor, in Maricopa County. (That county includes Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area. It was the sixth largest county in the United States at the time.) He is now retired.

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If you miss the live broadcast, you’ll find the audio podcast from the episode posted in the archive: Radio Archive: 30 January 2013.

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