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.

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    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

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