The Changing Role of the American Prosecutor available in Paperback
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- State University of New York Press
Looks at how prosecution of offenders is evolving in the contemporary legal milieu.
Leading prosecution researchers throughout the United States are brought together in this book to illuminate the new environment of prosecution in America, the prosecution of troubling and emerging crime problems, prosecutorial problem-solving and community prosecution, and the future of prosecution in the twenty-first century. The contributors explore how American prosecutors are moving away from a traditional, reactive approach to the crime problem, and, instead, how they are developing creative problem-solving strategies for dealing with crime and disorder.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
John L. Worrall is Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas and the author of many books, including Crime Control in America: An Assessment of the Evidence and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal.
M. Elaine Nugent-Borakove is Director of the Office of Research and Evaluation at the American Prosecutors Research Institute.
Table of Contents
1. Prosecution in America: A Historical and Comparative Account
John L. Worrall
The New Prosecutorial Environment
2. The State’s Role in Prosecutorial Politics
3. Prosecution Policy and Errors of Justice
4. Have Sentencing Reforms Displaced Discretion over Sentencing from Judges to Prosecutors?
Rodney L. Engen
5. Performance Measures and Accountability
M. Elaine Nugent-Borakove
Prosecuting Troublesome and Emerging Crime Problems
6. Prosecutors and Treatment Diversion: The Brooklyn (NY) Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison Program
Steven Belenko, Hung-En Sung, Anne J. Swern, and Caroline R. Donhauser
7. Project Safe Neighborhoods and the Changing Role of the U.S. Attorney’s Office
Scott H. Decker and Jack McDevitt
8. Anticipatory Prosecution in Terrorism-Related Cases
Community Prosecution and Problem Solving
9. Evolving Strategies in 20th-Century American Prosecution
Catherine M. Coles
10. Community Prosecution: Rhetoric or Reality?
M. Elaine Nugent-Borakove and Patricia L. Fanflik
11. Prosecutors in Problem-Solving Courts
John L. Worrall
12. The Future of Local Prosecution in America
Judith N. Phelan and Michael D. Schrunk