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Carter quoted in ‘State Press’
Associate Clinical Professor
recently was quoted in an article in
The State Press
, written by Maria Thompson.
The article, titled “False reporting cases shift ASU Police’s Department’ priorities,” addresses the growing concern of campus police, spurred by examples of two students who fabricated stories of robbery.
In one case, a 22-year-old woman told police someone stole her iPhone in the basement of the W.P. Carey School of Business, and in the other, a man said he was robbed in the Rural Road parking structure. After investigation, campus police discovered both stories were fabricated.
Carter said many false statements often are made to file fake insurance claims. He said police could prevent such cases if they pursue criminal charges for false reporting.
“If there’s no evidence, how far will police go based on a suspicious claim of a lost phone?” he said. “False claims have an impact on police; they are solving crimes that aren’t crimes.”
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Carter's current scholarship addresses the private lawyer's challenge of reconciling profit motives with professionalism and ethical practice. He is also studying how emerging theories of human cognition might impact the structure of legal arguments and their written presentation.