Prosecutors and Democracy

Prosecutors have become one of the most powerful actors of criminal justice systems around the world. This project aims at producing knowledge and analysis about what is and should be the relationship between prosecutors and democracy not only in the United States, but elsewhere. In early 2016, the project gathered a group of first-rank scholars to discuss the relationship between prosecutors and democracy at a workshop at UCLA. The product of this project will be published in a book by Cambridge University Press in 2017. David Sklansky, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Criminal Justice Center at Stanford Law School, co-directs the project.