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Prosecutorial Discretion: Power and Privilege

Angela J. Davis

in Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195384734
eISBN:
9780199852369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384734.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter presents three cases that demonstrate the wide-ranging power and discretion of the American prosecutor. In each case, the prosecutor's actions deeply influenced the lives of the accused. ... More


Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor

Angela J. Davis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195384734
eISBN:
9780199852369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384734.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

What happens when public prosecutors, the most powerful officials in the criminal justice system, seek convictions instead of justice? Why are cases involving well-to-do victims often prosecuted more ... More


Reporting for Duty: The Universal Prosecutorial Accountability Puzzle and an Experimental Transparency Alternative

Marc L. Miller and Ronald F. Wright

in The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199844807
eISBN:
9780190260033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199844807.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter explores an emerging experiment among American prosecutors who use websites and annual reports to describe for constituents and other observers the patterns of decisions in their ... More


American Prosecutors’ Powers and Obligations in the Era of Plea Bargaining

Darryl K. Brown

in The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199844807
eISBN:
9780190260033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199844807.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter considers the American prosecutor in the context of an adversarial process, focusing on the mix of prosecutorial powers and obligations within the structure and operation of the criminal ... More


Prosecutors And Bargaining in Weak Cases: A Comparative View

Jenia Iontcheva Turner

in The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199844807
eISBN:
9780190260033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199844807.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter presents a comparative analysis of plea bargaining, focusing on a particularly controversial context: cases with weak evidence of guilt. Describing a hypothetical situation of ... More


Failures of the Prosecutor’S Duty to “do Justice” in Extraordinary and Ordinary Miscarriages of Justice

Robert P. Mosteller

in The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199844807
eISBN:
9780190260033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199844807.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter considers the relationship between the American prosecutor and the wrongful conviction phenomenon, as illustrated by contemporary miscarriages of justice. It examines the “Duke Lacrosse ... More


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