Public Prosecutors in the United States and Europe

A Comparative Analysis with Special Focus on Switzerland, France, and Germany

Authors: Gilliéron, Gwladys

  • Treats a highly topical and "hot" subject, both in the U.S. and in Europe: Use and misuse of prosecutorial powers
  • Comprehensive analysis of the US American prosecution system those in continental law jurisdictions (Switzerland, Germany, France)
  • Includes statistical data on prosecutorial decision making not available to the public and comparative tables and figures for an overview of key issues
  • Provides a detailed discussion of recently reformed continental systems
  • Given the many common features of the American and the Swiss prosecution systems, this analysis provides many new approaches to the debate on how to improve the American prosecution system
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About this book

This research examines the role of prosecutors within the United States and in Switzerland and is completed by an overview of the prosecution institutions in France and Germany. The research recognizes that despite seemingly very different legal traditions and structures, prosecutors in these systems are similar enough that each system might learn from the others. Drawing upon the experiences of other nations, this research proposes solutions to the problems identified in connection with the position and powers of public prosecutors in the United States. Furthermore, it outlines the problems related to the increase of prosecutorial power and the lessons the European criminal justice systems surveyed can draw from the experience in the US. In terms of methodology, this research not only considers formal legal provisions but also systematic structural factors, academic literature and statistics revealing how the law and governing principles actually work in practice.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Aim, Approach, and Methodology of the Study

    Gilliéron, Gwladys

    Pages 1-8

  • Methods for Coping with Overloaded Criminal Justice Systems

    Gilliéron, Gwladys

    Pages 9-13

  • The Criminal Justice Systems Studied

    Gilliéron, Gwladys

    Pages 15-38

  • History of the Public Prosecutor

    Gilliéron, Gwladys

    Pages 39-64

  • Public Prosecutors in the United States: Position, Powers, and Accountability

    Gilliéron, Gwladys

    Pages 65-169

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04504-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04503-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35458-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Prosecutors in the United States and Europe
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Analysis with Special Focus on Switzerland, France, and Germany
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04504-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04504-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04503-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35458-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 362
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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