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NCJ Number: 156352 Find in a Library
Title: Pushing the Envelope: Leadership in Prosecution
Journal: Justice System Journal  Volume:17  Issue:3  Dated:special issue (1995)  Pages:291-307
Author(s): J E Jacoby
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 17
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes how four locally elected prosecutors in Multnomah County (Ore.), Middlesex County (Mass.), Montgomery County (Md.), and Kings County (N.Y.) adapted the traditional roles of prosecution to meet the challenges posed by complex public problems.
Abstract: The prosecutors integrated the efforts of law enforcement, the prosecutor's office, and the courts with local government agencies, the schools, and the public to address such issues as violence, AIDS, homelessness, drug abuse, and domestic assault. The elements common to their new directions in prosecution included (1) the recognition that crime prevention is a legitimate prosecutorial goal; (2) the most effective results are obtained within small, manageable geographic areas; and (3) success of change is more likely to occur through cooperative efforts or partnerships than by dictum. 13 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Court management
Index Term(s): Criminology; Leadership; Maryland; Massachusetts; New York; Oregon; Police prosecutor relations; Prosecutors
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