Problem

Perjury

Other Names:
False swearing
Nature:

Perjury is the deliberate concealment of facts or conscious distortion of the truth by a witness or victim, either during a preliminary investigation or in court. Perjury could result in the conviction of an innocent person, or the acquittal of a criminal, thereby rendering court decisions vulnerable.

Incidence:

Investigations of corruption in police forces frequently note incidences of policy officers perjuring themselves. In 1993 a leading Scottish judge accused police officers of this.

Values:
Fallacy
Lie
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
16.06.2019 – 23:24 CEST