The Anatomy of Discretion: An Analysis of Prosecutorial Decision-making for Cases Processed by Offices in One Northern County and One Southern County, 2007-2010

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This study examines case screening decisions, charging decisions, plea offers, sentence recommendations, and dismissals in two moderately large county prosecutors' offices. It includes statistical analyses of actual case outcomes, responses to a standardized set of hypothetical cases, and responses to a survey of prosecutors' opinions and priorities, as well as qualitative analyses of two waves of individual interviews and focus groups.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020
Publisher National Institute of Justice
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Identifier 1148
Data First Published 2015-12-23T00:00:00
Data Last Modified 2015-12-23T00:00:00
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