Prosecution Then and Now: An Examination of Differences Between Traditional Prosecution Strategies and Community Prosecution

Patricia Fanflik, American Prosecutors Research Inst.

Previous research by APRI examined the phenomenon of community prosecution and its evolution. As community prosecution has evolved, questions necessarily arise about whether or not it differs from traditional prosecution and the appropriateness of community prosecution as a viable crime control technique. This paper will examine the results of a prosecutorial census, focusing on traditional versus community prosecutors' responses to role definition and goal articulation as well as the differences in how traditional and community prosecutors respond to crime and disorderly problems.

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