The National Institute of Justice funded researchers at the Vera Institute of Justice to study the scope of prosecutorial discretion. They found that objective strength of evidence was the determining factor in most screening decisions. Read the full report “The Anatomy of Discretion: An Analysis of Prosecutorial Decision Making Technical Report” (NCJ 240334) or the executive summary (NCJ 240335), or download the podcasts.
Report Discusses Prosecutorial Discretion Process
January 21, 2013 by