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American Politics | Political Science
Prosecutors play a key role in the United States criminal justice system. They hold a significant amount of power through the use of discretion. While many attain the position of prosecutor by election, some attain the position through appointment. In this study, I examine prosecutorial discretion in terms of these different selection methods. I use a comparative case study between Hartford, Connecticut and Worcester, Massachusetts to determine if there are differences in how elected and appointed District Attorneys exercise their discretion.
Valenti, Jennifer, "Prosecutorial Discretion: Do Selection Methods Matter?" (2011). Honors Scholar Theses. Paper 179.