Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Crime and Justice, Volume 41: Prosecutors and Politics, A Comparative Perspective

Edited by Michael Tonry

October 1, 2012

Additional Information

Prosecutors are not everywhere the same. In every developed country
except the United States, they are nonpartisan, apolitical civil servants.
In most countries, they are specialized judges or like judges are
expected to be evenhanded, dispassionate, and objective. Decisions
about individual cases are to be made on their merits, without regard
to public attitudes, opinions, and emotions or to politicians’ preferences
or priorities.

Suggested Citation: Crime and Justice, Vol. 41: Prosecutors and Politics, A Comparative Perspective (Michael Tonry, ed. 2012). 

Crime and Justice, Volume 41: Prosecutors and Politics, A Comparative Perspective can be purchased here