Prosecutorial Reform

Publications

Prosecutorial Roles in Reducing Racial Disparities in the Justice System
Nila Bala & Casey Witte & Lars Trautman

Executive Summary

The most pressing problems facing criminal justice policymakers and practitioners are racial disparities within the criminal justice system. In many instances, the data on…

, Orange County Register
Progressive DA’s shake up tough-on-crime status quo
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO – One need only look back at decades of news reports about the behavior of various California district attorneys and attorneys general to come to a sobering conclusion. Most people will…

In SUPPORT of LB 151, AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; to adopt the Prosecutorial Transparency Act, and to provide severability.
Lars Trautman

My name is Lars Trautman, and I am a senior fellow for Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties policy at the R Street Institute, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization….

In SUPPORT of L 151, AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; to adopt the Prosecutorial Transparency Act, and to provide severability.
Lars Trautman

My name is Lars Trautman, and I am a senior fellow for Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties policy at the R Street Institute, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization….

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Prosecutors can be the catalyst for justice reform
Marc Hyden

Like myriad other Americans, I watched the grainy Ahmaud Arbery video showing the young man’s terrifying final minutes before being gunned down. I was demoralized, outraged and also perplexed. The…

Improving prosecution one checklist at a time
William Gray

Prosecutors have a critical role to play to address mass incarceration and racial and ethnic disparities in case outcomes. But, they are overwhelmed and the system they work within is…

How a checklist could improve prosecution
Lars Trautman

A prosecutor decision checklist would operate at two levels. First, it would force line prosecutors to pause briefly in the administration of justice and consider each decision in the context of…

, Fox News
Prosecutorial Reform in Focus
Arthur Rizer

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, on Saturday denounced President Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence as “unprecedented, historic corruption.” But as former prosecutors, we believe…

, The Crime Report
The False Choice Between ‘Progressive’ and ‘Old-Fashioned’ Prosecutors
Lars Trautman & Jonathan Haggerty

From The Crime Report:

For example, many jurisdictions have found success with empowering police to deflect individuals away from jail, including sending those charged with public intoxication…

, The Crime Report
Prosecutors Ponder Their Role During Nation’s Health Crisis
Arthur Rizer & Lars Trautman

From The Crime Report:

That was the tough question posed on Thursday to an online panel convened by three conservative groups: Right on Crime, the R Street Institute and the American Conservative…

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