Bruce Green and Ellen Yaroshefsky recently posted a new article on SSRN, Prosecutorial Accountability 2.0. They identify several rhetorical and regulatory shifts that they claim are leading to an era of new prosecutorial accountability. In their carefully crafted article, they argue that information technology is the main driver behind this shift to hold prosecutors accountable for their actions. They claim that the pendulum long fixed on courts and the media presuming that prosecutors could do no wrong has swung to a more skeptical position. Let’s hope they are right. Anyone interested in the criminal justice system should read this article.
Chapter 6: The Lawyer's Duties to the Legal System, the Profession, and Nonclients / Chapter 7: Special Ethical Rules: Prosecutors and Judges