Prosecutors Can Abuse Discretion to Seek Charges. We Propose Some Fixes
Chicago Tribune (Apr. 6, 2022)
4 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2022
Date Written: April 6, 2022
Prosecutors have broad discretion to determine which crimes and suspects they pursue and how they pursue them. How might prosecutors be motivated to start shifting their focus from minor street crimes, which they have been overpunishing, to white-collar crimes, which they have been underpunishing?
Keywords: bystanders, upstanders, prosecutors, prosecute, reform, criminal law, criminal justice, criminal justice reform, Bad Samaritan laws, duty to report, white collar crime, Ahmaud Arbery, Jackie Johnson, American Bar Association, state bar associations
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