Can They Do That? Understanding Prosecutorial Discretion

    Can They Do That?  Understanding Prosecutorial Discretion

    Can They Do That? Understanding Prosecutorial Discretion

    A prosecutor's decision to file charges -- or not to file them -- is often scrutinized. How are these decisions made? How much discretion does a prosecutor have, and how much discretion should a prosecutor have?

    This book explores prosecutorial discretion from varying viewpoints – theory, practice, and from individuals who wish to change the status quo. It is a must have for criminal lawyers, law students and prosecutors’ offices as a training tool.

    $99
    NON-MEMBERS
    $89
    MEMBERS
    $79
    SECTION MEMBERS
    *Additional discounts may apply at checkout

    Log In to view your rate

    This volume presents the voices of prosecutors, but also of judges, public defenders, theorists, and advocates for reform. Rather than taking a purely critical approach, this volume brings much-needed nuance to the complex issue of prosecutorial discretion.

    Aspects of prosecutorial discretion explored in this volume include:

    • Theory and historical context;
    • Checks on prosecutorial power;
    • Positive and negative impacts, with examples;
    • Insights into prosecutors’ decision-making processes; and
    • Comparative international perspective.

    Product Details

    Editors

    Melba V Pearson

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781641055963

    Page Count

    352

    Product Code

    5090171

    Trim Size

    6x9

    Publication Date

    6/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

    Related On-Demand CLE

    Related Events