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Title The Oxford handbook of prosecutors and prosecution / edited by Ronald F. Wright, Kay L. Levine, Russell M. Gold.

Publication Info. [New York?] : Oxford University Press, [2021?]

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Contents Stefano Ruggeri. Public prosecutors in criminal investigations : a comparative-law study -- Matt Barno and Mona Lynch. Selecting charger -- Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. testing charges -- Brian D. Johnson and Raquel Hernandez. Prosecutors and plea bargaining -- Darryl K. Brown. Disclosure, security, technology : challenges in pretrial access to evidence -- Alexander Heinze. Prosecutors and trials -- Nora V. Demleitner. Prosecutors and sentencing -- Brandon l. Garrett. Prosecutors post-conviction -- Palmon Shomade. Accountability courts and diversion programs -- Rasmus H. Wandall. Hiring and learning strategies in prosecution services -- Lauren-Brooke Eisen and Miriam Aroni Krinsky. The necessity of performance measures for prosecutors -- Cassia Spohn. Specialized units and vertical prosecution approaches -- Milton Heumann, Rick Kavin, and Anu Chugh. Courtroom workgroups : "a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and a judge walk into a bar ..." Daniel C. Richman. Law enforcement organization relationships with prosecutors -- Bruce A. Green. Bar authorities and prosecutors -- Russell M. Gold. Prosecutors and their legislatures, legislatures and their prosecutors -- Ellen Varoshefsky. The relationship between prosecutors and defenders -- Amanda Konradi and Tirza Jo Ochrach-Konradi. Victims and prosecutors -- Carissa Byrne Hessick. Prosecutors and voters -- Ronald F. Wright. Community prosecution and building trust across a racial divide -- Jennifer ChacoĢn. Prosecutors and the immigration enforcement system -- Kristin Henning. Prosecuting race and adolescence -- Miriam H. Baer. Corporate criminal law unbounded -- Stephen Rushin. Law enforcement agent defendants -- Jenny Roberts. Prosecutors and misdemeanor -- Kent Roach. Prosecutors and national security -- Sherod Thaxton. Shrinking the accountability deficit in capital charging.
Summary "This volume brings together the work of leading international scholars across criminology, sociology, political science, and law - along with contributions from reform-minded practitioners - to examine a variety of issues in prosecutorial performance and the institutional structures that frame their behavior. The power of the modern prosecutor arises from several features of the criminal justice landscape: widespread use of law and order political rhetoric; legislatures' embrace of extreme sentencing ranges to respond to voter concerns; and the uncertain or limited accountability of prosecutors to other units of government, the electorate, the bar, or other political and professional constituencies. The convergence of these trends has transformed prosecution into an indispensable field of study. The Handbook connects the dots among existing theoretical and empirical research related to prosecutors. Major sections of the volume cover (1) prosecutor performance during distinct phases of a criminal case, (2) the features of the prosecutor's environment, both inside the office and external to the office, that influence the choices of individual prosecutors and office leaders, and (3) prosecutorial priorities when dealing with specialized types of crimes, victims, and defendants. Taken together, the chapters in this volume identify the founding texts, discuss leading theoretical and methodological approaches, explain the scope of unresolved issues, and preview where this field is headed. The volume provides a bottom-up view of an important new scholarly field. It offers an indispensable starting point for newcomers and a compelling synthesis for specialists and practitioners"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Prosecution.
Public prosecutors.
Prosecution (International law)
Added Author Wright, Ronald F., 1959- editor.
Levine, Kay L., editor.
Gold, Russell M., editor.
Other Form: Print version: The Oxford handbook of prosecutors and prosecution [New York?] : Oxford University Press, [2021?] 9780190905422 (DLC) 2020044243
ISBN 9780190905453 (ebook)
9780190905446 (epub)
9780190905422 (hardback)