CRIMINAL JUSTICE n Spring 2006 To Tape or Not to Tape: Secret Recordings One person secretly taping a conversation with another is not uncommon. Scott Peterson’s girlfriien secretly taped him. Linda Tripp covertly recorded her conversations with Monica Lewinsky. Richard Nixon apparently taped his conversations with everyone in the Oval Office. In each instance, the recordings proved to be powerful evidence, illustrating why lawyers may be tempted to secretll record conversations. But is a lawyer...