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Friday, January 25, 2019

Richman on Law Enforcement Organization Relationships

Daniel C. Richman (Columbia Law School) has posted Law Enforcement Organization Relationships (Oxford University Handbook on Prosecutors and Prosecution (2019)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Although police departments and prosecutor’s offices must closely collaborate, their organizational roles and networks, and the distinctive perspectives of their personnel, will inevitably and regularly lead to forceful dialogue and disruptive friction. Such friction can occasionally undermine thoughtful deliberation about public safety, the rule of law, and community values. Viewed more broadly, however, these interactions promote just such deliberation, which will become even healthier when the dialogue breaks out of the closed world of criminal justice bureaucracies and includes the public to which these bureaucracies are ultimately responsible.

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