Reciprocal Discovery Definition

Also known as "reverse Jencks material," (named after the U.S. Supreme Court decision that established the principle, Jencks v. United States), the duty of the defense to give the prosecution copies of any pretrial statements that a defense witness may have given. The prosecution has a similar duty, to supply the defense with any written or recorded pretrial statement that the defendant may have given. (See also: Brady material)