Prosecutor Institutions and Incentives: Adaptation for the Field
| Author: Sara Julian
This brief adaptation of Wright's (2017) article, Prosecutor Institutions and Incentives, translates academic content into an accessible format. Wright describes the challenges prosecutors face due to the lack of available data and current job structure. Prosecutors seek to move beyond filing charges and settling cases and actively keep individuals from entering the criminal justice system and serve as leaders reducing incarceration while preserving public safety. Wright synthesizes many suggested reforms, identifies why many are not viable, and concludes with recommendations.