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Prosecutorial Misconduct: The Abuse of Power and Discretion

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/9780195384734.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on prosecutorial misconduct. In particular, it attempts to illustrate that the line between legal prosecutorial behavior and illegal prosecutorial misconduct is a thin one. It ... More


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


Toward Banishment: The Transformation of Urban Social Control

Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert

in Banished: The New Social Control In Urban America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195395174
eISBN:
9780199943319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395174.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter shows how the social control practices that involve banishment emerge from key political and legal dynamics. It first suggests that banishment emerged as a response to the Supreme ... More


Prospects for Reform

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/9780195384734.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes the prospects for reform of the prosecution function. In particular, it discusses the specific proposals designed to control prosecutorial power and bring meaningful ... More


Federal Prosecutors and the Power of the Attorney General

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/9780195384734.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter concentrates on federal prosecutions and the unique issues and problems they present. It begins by presenting the role of the federal prosecutor. The extent to which federal prosecutors ... More


Looking Back and at the Challenges Ahead

Erik Luna and Marianne L. Wade

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/9780199844807.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter explores the context and influences on prosecutorial decision making in America and Europe. It highlights a number of themes that resonate throughout the volume, many of which point to a ... More


Afterword

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/9780195384734.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

There have been many high profile cases involving the abuse of prosecutorial power. Four of them received extraordinary attention from the media—the Duke lacrosse case, the Jena Six cases, the ... More


The Dutch Prosecutor: A Prosecuting and Sentencing Officer

Peter J. P. Tak

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/9780199844807.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter describes the fullest expression of concentrated prosecutorial power: the Dutch prosecutor. In the Netherlands, prosecutors are members of the judiciary and exercise far-reaching ... More


The Power Politics of Juvenile Court Transfer in the 1990s

Franklin E. Zimring

in Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479816873
eISBN:
9781479863402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479816873.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses two major differences between U.S. juvenile and criminal courts in the 1990s. The first was a difference in the level of secure confinement imposed on offenders, with criminal ... More


Prosecutorial Control of Investigations in Europe: A Call For Judicial Oversight

Stefan Braum

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/9780199844807.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter describes some basic problems of pretrial investigation in Europe, the reasons for these problems, and whether and how they can be overcome or at least handled. It presents actual ... 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


Prosecutorial Powers and Policy Making in Sweden and the Other Nordic Countries

Josef Zila

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/9780199844807.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter focuses on prosecutorial powers in the Swedish legal system but also points out different approaches adopted in the other Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, and Norway). It attempts to ... More


A Perfect Storm: Prosecutorial Discretion in the United States

William T. Pizzi

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/9780199844807.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter describes the confluence of factors that has produced a sort of “perfect storm” around prosecutorial discretion in the United States, resulting in prosecutors having far more power over ... More


The Penal Order: Prosecutorial Sentencing as a Model for Criminal Justice Reform?

Stephen C. Thaman

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/9780199844807.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter first traces the history of the penal order from its earliest roots through its consolidation as a normal alternative form of procedure in Germany. It then compares the types of penal ... More


The Italian Public Prosecutor: An Inquisitorial Figure in Adversarial Proceedings?

Michele Caianiello

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/9780199844807.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter describes the Italian prosecutor at the center of a fundamental transformation of the criminal process involving the fusion of legal traditions and adjudicative styles. Since the end of ... More


Prosecuting in the Military

Timothy C. MacDonnell

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/9780199844807.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines the history and structure of US military justice and the prosecutorial role within this system in order to understand why military prosecutors have not become more like their ... More


A Judge by Another name? Comparative Perspectiveson the Role of the Public Prosecutor

Thomas Weigend

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/9780199844807.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter takes another look at the role of the prosecutor from the perspective of comparative law. More particularly, it asks whether the prosecutor dominates the investigation and what standards ... More


Against Jury Nullification

Andrew D. Leipold

in Criminal Law Conversations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199861279
eISBN:
9780190260071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199861279.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter presents an authoritative case against jury nullification. It begins with an overview of the scope and costs of jury nullification before turning to the the wisdom of nullification. It ... More


Guilty Pleas and the Changing Role of the Prosecutor in French Criminal Justice

Jacqueline Hodgson

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/9780199844807.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter considers the changing role of the French prosecutor (procureur) and, in particular, the implications of the guilty plea procedure (comparution sur reconnaissance préalable de ... More


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