The article discusses the problematic of the fight against the corruption by the criminal justice system of the United States, mainly the white-collar crimes. It is emphasized, first, that in most of the cases does not result in trial, but in plea bargains, and, second, in many cases the encouragement from an undercover agent has served as an effective defense instrument. Finally, it is discussed the problematic of the use of information obtained from the technological devices and its probable violation to the right privacy.

This article is in Portuguese.

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Fall 2015

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3 Revista Eletrônica de Direito Penal & Política Criminal 111-118 (2015)


Presented as the Magna Lecture entitled Fighting Corruption in the United States at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

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