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Public Prosecutors and Discretion : A Comparative Study - Julia Fionda

Public Prosecutors and Discretion

A Comparative Study

Hardcover Published: 20th July 1995
ISBN: 9780198259152
Number Of Pages: 288

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The role of the public prosecutor in sentencing has become the subject of intense debate in recent years. Experts recognize that their influence on sentencing practice is profound, and that the implications of their influence is far reaching. In this original study the author assesses the influence of the public prosecutor in Scotland, the Netherlands, England and Wales and Germany over the process of sentencing offenders in the criminal justice system. This study offers a detailed analysis of prosecutorial power to issue sanctions, such as fines, warnings and referrals to rehabilitation at the pre-trial stage, and develops three new models of justice seeking to analyse and explain the increasing use of prosecutorial power. The overlap between the role of prosecutor and judges is also discussed. This book is an original enquiry into an aspect of the role of the prosecutor which is increasingly important in major criminal justice systems, and will be of great interest to all those interested in the criminal justice system and the sentencing of offenders, and in comparative criminal justice policy and practice.

General Editor's Introductionp. vii
Prefacep. ix
The Discretion of the Prosecutor: An Introductionp. 1
The Crown Prosecution Service: the Potential Sentencersp. 14
The Scottish Procurator Fiscal Service: The Reluctant Sentencersp. 65
The Dutch Openbaar Ministerie: the Kingpin Sentencersp. 96
Crime Prevention in the Netherlandsp. 131
The German Prosecution System: The Developing Sentencersp. 133
Models of Prosecutorial Sentencingp. 172
Using the Models in Practicep. 194
Conclusion: Recognition and Reform of the Prosecutor's Sentencing Rolep. 237
Bibliographyp. 247
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780198259152
ISBN-10: 0198259158
Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 20th July 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.62

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