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The Resource Prosecutors and politics : a comparative perspective, edited by Michael Tonry

Prosecutors and politics : a comparative perspective, edited by Michael Tonry

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Prosecutors and politics : a comparative perspective
Title
Prosecutors and politics
Title remainder
a comparative perspective
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Tonry
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Prosecutors are powerful figures in any criminal justice system. They decide what crimes to prosecute, whom to pursue, what charges to file, whether to plea bargain, how aggressively to seek a conviction, and what sentence to demand. In the United States, citizens can challenge decisions by police, judges, and corrections officials, but courts keep their hands off the prosecutor. In the United States and elsewhere, very little research is available that examines this powerful public role. And there is almost no work that critically compares how prosecutors function in different legal systems, from state to state or across countries. Police, courts, and prisons are much the same in all developed countries, but prosecutors differ radically. The consequences of these differences are enormous: the United States suffers from low levels of public confidence in the criminal justice system and high levels of incarceration; in much of Western Europe, people report high confidence and support moderate crime control policies; in much of Eastern Europe, people's perceptions of the law are marked by cynicism and despair. This volume unpacks these national differences and provides insight into this key area of social control
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ICU/DLC
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Tonry, Michael H.
Series statement
Crime and justice,
Series volume
volume 41
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public prosecutors
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Public prosecutors
Label
Prosecutors and politics : a comparative perspective, edited by Michael Tonry
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 366 pages
Isbn
9780226009704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012022640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)783150199
Label
Prosecutors and politics : a comparative perspective, edited by Michael Tonry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 366 pages
Isbn
9780226009704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012022640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)783150199

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