The Changing Role of the American Prosecutor

21 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2020 Last revised: 17 Mar 2021

Date Written: June 1, 2020


This paper is an edited version of the author's November 2019 presentation to the Louisiana District Attorneys Association, Fall Meeting of Elected District Attorneys. It argues that many of the reforms spotlighted by the Progressive Prosecution movement should be attractive to all prosecutors, including those who are unlikely to adopt the "progressive" label.

Keywords: Progressive Prosecution, Criminal Justice, Prosecutors

Suggested Citation

Bellin, Jeffrey, The Changing Role of the American Prosecutor (June 1, 2020). Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 18, p. 329, 2020, Available at SSRN:

Jeffrey Bellin (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

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