The Economics of Prosecutors
ECONOMICS AND CRIMINAL LAW, A. Harel, K. Hylton, eds., Edward Elgar 2012
22 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2011
Date Written: September 16, 2011
This article summarizes the comparative law and economics literature on the behavior of prosecutors. We propose that relevant differences concerning prosecutorial functions across the world deserve more serious consideration by law and economics. We start by looking at preferences and how they interact with institutional determinants. We also discuss the different existing models of prosecution agencies.
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