skip navigation

CrimeSolutions.gov

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 
  NCJ Number: NCJ 242463    
  Title: Prosecutor in Swedish Law (From Prosecutors and Politics: A Comparative Perspective, P 141-165, 2012, Michael Tonry, ed. - See NCJ-242458)
  Author(s): Petter Asp
  Date Published: 2012
  Page Count: 25
  Annotation: This paper examines the role of the prosecutor in Swedish law.
  Abstract: Prosecutors in Sweden are not elected. They are selected meritocractically under procedures that are nonpartisan and nonpolitical. They are career civil servants but of a special-highly autonomous-kind. The Swedish prosecutor has three main tasks: to conduct the investigation of an offense (with the assistance of the police), to decide whether or not to prosecute, and to represent the state once a case comes to court. The main principles that apply to the work of the prosecutor are the principle of legality (i.e., in principle, cases have to be investigated and taken to trial if there is reason to expect a conviction) and the principle of impartiality (the prosecutor should also take into account factors that point in favor of the defendant). High importance is also attached to the value of equality (the result should ideally be the same no matter who the prosecutor is or where in Sweden the case is dealt with). (Published Abstract)
  Main Term(s): Prosecutors
  Index Term(s): Prosecution model ; Prosecution ; Foreign criminal justice systems ; Foreign courts ; Prosecutor training ; Foreign policies ; Sweden
  Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
  Publisher URL: http://www.press.uchicago.edu 
  Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:
https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=264538

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.