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"Crime Report" featured Pace University's Law Professor Bennett L. Gershman in "Should Parole Hearings Be Off-Limits to Prosecutors?"

10/26/2018

"Crime Report" featured Pace University's Law Professor Bennett L. Gershman in "Should Parole Hearings Be Off-Limits to Prosecutors?"

...Citing the work of Pace University Prof. Bennett L. Gershman on prosecutorial ethics, Cassidy said prosecutors have the power and discretion to “threaten, intimidate and bully other actors in the criminal justice,” including “defendants, witnesses, attorneys, and even judges.”

“Parole board members are no exception,” he wrote. “Since most chief state prosecutors in the United States are elected, they have political constituencies of their own to bolster their influence.”

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