Contingent Rewards for Prosecutors?

5 Pages Posted: 28 May 2012

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Peter A. Joy

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Kevin C. McMunigal

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: May 27, 2012

Abstract

This column explores whether contingent reward plans for prosecutors are ethical. After weighing arguments in favor and against such plans, the column concludes that rewards for prosecutors contingent on trial convictions are unsound.

Keywords: Prosecutors, prosecutorial ethics, contingent rewards, defendants' rights

Suggested Citation

Joy, Peter A. and McMunigal, Kevin C., Contingent Rewards for Prosecutors? (May 27, 2012). ABA Criminal Justice, Fall 2011; Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-05-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2067674

Peter A. Joy (Contact Author)

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Kevin C. McMunigal

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

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