Everybody Talks About Prosecutorial Conduct But Nobody Does Anything About It

A 25-Year Survey of Prosecutorial Misconduct and a Viable Solution

Prosecutors are entrusted with the essential task of prosecuting criminal cases against alleged lawbreakers, but for the most part they are able to commit misconduct without consequence. The Author’s initial proposal in a previous article was to hold prosecutors accountable via an administrative agency. Due to concerns about the fiscal and political viability of this proposal, this Article utilizes findings from a twenty-five year-survey of prosecutorial misconduct to craft a Prosecutorial Review Panel, which would identify the proper discipline and administer it based on findings of misconduct by appellate courts.

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