There has been significant and increasing attention to prosecutorial accountability for misconduct in recent years by courts and disciplinary authorities, in some prosecutors’ offices and by defense organizations, in academia, and of course, in popular media. In great measure, this attention is the result of the remarkable work of the Innocence Project and Innocence networks around the country. It is also the result of awakening to the fault lines in the criminal justice system—such as mass incarceration—and to the disproportionate targeting of black and brown people for arrest and prosecution. Of course, this attention is all exacerbated by the Internet, which makes stories available nearly instantaneously in various social platforms. The attention has sparked a call to examine the conduct of prosecutors, notably in cases of exonerations.
Cardozo Law Review de·novo
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