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An Agenda for Empirical Research in Criminal Justice: Criminal Process and Prosecution


Jacqueline Hodgson


University of Warwick - School of Law

Andrew Roberts


University of Warwick; University of Warwick - School of Law

July 29, 2010

Warwick School of Law Research Paper No. 2010/13

Abstract:     
Over the last few decades, legislative regimes regulating police and prosecutorial power have altered, prosecution priorities have changed and the empirical research data available varies considerably across time and jurisdiction. However, a constant feature of the pre-trial criminal process in most countries is the exercise of discretion by police and prosecutors. How much discretion does the law allow? How is this controlled? Which factors influence the exercise of discretion, from ‘cop culture’ to the politics of prosecution?

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: police, prosecution, pre-trial process, empirical research

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Date posted: July 29, 2010 ; Last revised: August 4, 2010

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Hodgson, Jacqueline and Roberts, Andrew, An Agenda for Empirical Research in Criminal Justice: Criminal Process and Prosecution (July 29, 2010). Warwick School of Law Research Paper No. 2010/13. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1650552 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1650552

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Jacqueline S. Hodgson (Contact Author)
University of Warwick - School of Law ( email )
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Andrew Roberts
University of Warwick ( email )
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Coventry, West Midlands CV4 8UW
United Kingdom
University of Warwick - School of Law ( email )
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Coventry CV4 7AL, CV4 7AL
United Kingdom
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HOME PAGE: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/staff/academic/roberts

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