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The Most Fundamental Change In The Criminal Justice System: The Role Of The Prosecutor In Sentence Reduction, Bennett L. Gershman Oct 1990

The Most Fundamental Change In The Criminal Justice System: The Role Of The Prosecutor In Sentence Reduction, Bennett L. Gershman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

As every lawyer knows, the prosecutor is the most powerful figure in the American criminal justice system. The prosecutor decides whom to charge, what charges to bring, whether to permit a defendant to plead guilty, and whether to confer immunity. In carrying out this broad decision-making power, the prosecutor enjoys considerable independence. Indeed, one of the most elusive and vexing subjects in criminal justice has been to define the limits of the prosecutor’s discretion.


Hearing On Determinate And Indeterminate Sentencing, Joint Committee For Revision Of The Penal Code Mar 1990

Hearing On Determinate And Indeterminate Sentencing, Joint Committee For Revision Of The Penal Code

California Joint Committees

No abstract provided.


Use Of The "Zola Plea" In New Jersey Capital Prosecutions, J Thomas Sullivan Jan 1990

Use Of The "Zola Plea" In New Jersey Capital Prosecutions, J Thomas Sullivan

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.