Influence & Injustice: An investigation into the power of prosecutors

Number 28216
Subject Criminal Justice System
Source Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Year 2018
Publication Date June - December 2018
Summary When it comes to racial bias in Florida's criminal justice system, there's plenty of blame to go around. Judges say prosecutors are the most responsible because they control the plea negotiation process where 95 percent of cases are resolved, But while prosecutors are the most powerful people in the system, that power varies based on where they practice and the relative influence of other actors – judges, public defenders, private attorneys, law enforcement officers and even juries.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords Sarasota Herald-Tribune, criminal justice system, racial bias, judges, prosecutors, power, investigation
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