There is growing policy interest in the role prosecutors play in the criminal justice system. Prosecutors have tremendous discretion in whether to pursue charges against people accused of crimes, and in what types of punishments to seek. What does research evidence say about how they should use that discretion? And have recent policy reforms targeting this stage of the process made communities safer? In this webinar series we’ll hear about the latest research on this topic, to help policymakers and practitioners figure out what works best as they strive to make criminal justice policy more fair and effective.
Paul Heaton, University of Pennsylvania
Aurelie Ouss, University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Doleac, Texas A&M University
Ashna Arora, University of Chicago
Panka Bencsik, Vanderbilt University