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[Online Books] Charged: Overzealous Prosecutors, the Quest for Mercy, and the Fight to Transform Criminal Justice in America (English Edition)

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Charged: Overzealous Prosecutors, the Quest for Mercy, and the Fight to Transform Criminal Justice in America A renowned investigative journalist exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America's mass incarceration crisis, and also offers a way out.The American criminal justice system is supposed to be a contest between two equal adversaries, the prosecution and the defense, with judges ensuring a fair fight. But in practice, it is prosecutors who have the upper hand, in a contest that is far from equal. More than anyone else, prosecutors decide who goes free and who goes to prison, and even who lives and who dies. The system wasn't designed for this kind of unchecked power, and in Charged, Emily Bazelon shows that it is an underreported cause of enormous injustice--and the missing piece in the mass incarceration puzzle.But that's only half


the story. Prosecution in America is at a crossroads. The power of prosecutors makes them the actors in the system--the only actors--who can fix what's broken without changing a single law. They can end mass incarceration,

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Charged: Overzealous Prosecutors, the Quest for Mercy, and the Fight to  

A renowned investigative journalist exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America's mass incarceration crisis,...

Charged: Overzealous Prosecutors, the Quest for Mercy, and the Fight to  

A renowned investigative journalist exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America's mass incarceration crisis,...

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