The Prosecutors and Politics Project: Study of Campaign Contributions in Prosecutorial Elections

159 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2018 Last revised: 9 Jun 2019

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Carissa Byrne Hessick

University of North Carolina School of Law

Date Written: June 26, 2018

Abstract

The Prosecutors and Politics Project has compiled a database that identifies who contributed to prosecutor elections and the amount of their donations. Campaign contribution information is often publicly available, but the format of that information varies from state to state, the information is often scattered across multiple sources and the information is sometimes incomplete. The Project has compile this fragmented data into a single nationwide database that will allow sustained study about who contributes to prosecutor campaigns and the amount of contributions. This report summarizes and analyzes some of the data from the database. The report will be updated as more data is added to the database and analyzed. This report was last updated on August 8, 2018.

Keywords: campaign finance, prosecutors, elections, criminal justice

Suggested Citation

Hessick, Carissa Byrne, The Prosecutors and Politics Project: Study of Campaign Contributions in Prosecutorial Elections (June 26, 2018). UNC Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3202875 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3202875

Carissa Byrne Hessick (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina School of Law ( email )

Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road
CB #3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
United States

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