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NCJ Number: NCJ 242458     Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 41: Prosecutors and Politics: A Comparative Perspective
  Editor(s): Michael Tonry
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 376
  Annotation: This book contains eight papers that critically compare how prosecutors function in different legal systems from State to State in this country and across different countries.
Abstract: This book is the latest in a series of books that concentrate attention on issues specific to criminal justice. The eight papers in this book focus on how prosecutors function in different legal systems from State to State in this country and across different countries. The first paper, Prosecutors and Politics in Comparative Perspective, surveys the intellectual landscape of what is known about prosecution systems and studies. The next four papers discuss the prosecution systems in four countries: Japan, Poland, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The sixth, seventh, and eighth papers in this book examine prosecution in Washington State, the problem of persistent localism in the prosecutor services of North Carolina, and the practical problems, prosecutorial accountability, and local solutions of prosecutors in Arizona, respectively. This book is intended for use by sociologists, psychologists, criminal lawyers, justice scholars, and political scientists who wish to explore how differences in prosecutorial systems at the local, State, and national level can affect the outcome of their work. Indexes
Main Term(s): Prosecutors
Index Term(s): Prosecution model ; Prosecution ; US/foreign comparisons ; Foreign criminal justice systems ; Foreign courts ; Prosecutor training ; Foreign criminal justice personnel ; North Carolina ; Washington ; Arizona ; Sweden ; Japan ; Netherlands ; Poland
Publication Number: ISBN 978-0-226-00967-4
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
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Type: Collected Work
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: For additional chapters see NCJ-242459-66.
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