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U.S. Attorneys, political control, and career ambition, Banks Miller, Brett Curry

Summary
United States Attorneys (USAs), the chief federal prosecutors in each judicial district, are key in determining how the federal government uses coercive force against its citizens. How much control do national political actors exert over the prosecutorial decisions of USAs? In this text, the authors investigate this question using a unique data set of federal criminal prosecutions between 1986 and 2015 that captures both decisions by USAs to file cases as well as the sentences that result
Table of contents
Introduction -- Three case studies in political control -- Principal agent theory, career prospects, and United States Attorneys -- Describing the data and issue areas -- Political responsiveness and case filings -- Political responsiveness and sentence length -- Political responsiveness and career prospects -- Concluding thoughts and implications
Language
eng
Literary form
non fiction
Note
Previously issued in print: 2018
Physical description
1 online resource (225 pages)
Specific material designation
remote
Form of item
online
ISBN
9780190928254

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