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12 CRIMINAL JUSTICE Winter 2008 ARBITRARY JUSTICE? A PROSECUTOR’S VIEW By Matthew Campbell Prosecutorialmisconduct “is widespread and unchecked”; prosecutors, who are the “most powerful and least accountable of all criminal justice officials,” “routinely break the law” but “they are not punished.” These are the themes of an important, disturbing new book Arbitrary Justice, The Power of the American Prosecutor by Angela J. Davis, former director of the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C...

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