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The Prosecutor Prince: Misconduct, Accountability and a Modest Proposal


Harry M. Caldwell


Pepperdine University - School of Law

March 25, 2013

Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper

Abstract:     
This article will undertake an ambitious agenda, composed of eight sections: (1) setting forth the proper role of prosecutors; (2) examining the prevalence and consequences of prosecutorial misconduct; (3) identifying the primary types of prosecutorial misconduct; (4) surveying the efforts of all jurisdictions in this regard; (5) dissecting the inadequacies of current practices in coping with the problem; (6) critiquing the proposals set forth by others regarding prosecutorial abuse; (7) examining the methodology and effectiveness of independent judicial commissions as a model for commissions regarding prosecutors; and (8) offering our proposal advocating independent commissions to investigate and determine whether prosecutorial misconduct has occurred and, if so, mete out appropriate sanctions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 69

Keywords: prosecutor, prosecutorial misconduct, commission, judicial commission

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Date posted: March 26, 2013  

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Caldwell, Harry M., The Prosecutor Prince: Misconduct, Accountability and a Modest Proposal (March 25, 2013). Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2239346 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2239346

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Harry M. Caldwell (Contact Author)
Pepperdine University - School of Law ( email )
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States
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