Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor

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Inscribed on the walls of the United States Department of Justice are the lofty words: "The United States wins its point whenever justice is done its citizens in the courts." Yet what happens when prosecutors, the most powerful officials in the criminal justice system, seek convictions instead of justice? Why are cases involving educated, well-to-do victims often prosecuted more vigorously than those involving poor, uneducated victims? Why do wealthy defendants frequently enjoy more lenient plea bargains than the ...

Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195384734

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Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195177367

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