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The Resource U.S. Attorneys, political control, and career ambition, Banks Miller, Brett Curry

U.S. Attorneys, political control, and career ambition, Banks Miller, Brett Curry

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U.S. Attorneys, political control, and career ambition
Title
U.S. Attorneys, political control, and career ambition
Statement of responsibility
Banks Miller, Brett Curry
Title variation
  • US Attorneys, political control, and career ambition
  • United States Attorneys, political control, and career ambition
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Language
eng
Summary
"United States Attorneys (USAs), the chief federal prosecutors in each judicial district, are key in determining how the federal government uses coercive force against its citizens. How much control do national political actors exert over the prosecutorial decisions of USAs? This book investigates this question using a unique dataset of federal criminal prosecutions between 1986 and 2015 that captures both decisions by USAs to file cases as well as the sentences that result. Utilizing institutions from principal-agent theory, work on the career ambition of bureaucrats and politicians, and selected case-studies, the authors develop and advance a set of hypotheses about control by the President and Congress. Harnessing variation across time, federal judicial districts, and five legal issue areas - immigration, narcotics, terrorism, weapons, and white-collar crime - Miller and Curry find that USAs are subject to considerable executive influence in their decision making, supporting findings about the increase of presidential power over three decades. In addition, they show that the ability of the President to appoint USAs to higher-level positions within the executive branch or to federal judgeships is an important mechanism of that control. This investigation sheds light on how the need to be responsive to popularly-elected principals channels the enormous prosecutorial discretion of USAs"--
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1979-
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Miller, Banks P.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1978-
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Curry, Brett W.
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  • Public prosecutors
  • United States
  • Employees
  • Public prosecutors
  • United States
Label
U.S. Attorneys, political control, and career ambition, Banks Miller, Brett Curry
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-195) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 203 pages
Isbn
9780190928247
Lccn
2018019921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033564350
Label
U.S. Attorneys, political control, and career ambition, Banks Miller, Brett Curry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-195) 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
25 cm
Extent
xv, 203 pages
Isbn
9780190928247
Lccn
2018019921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033564350

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