Cash for Convictions
This chapter looks at criminal justice, which was another realm in which lawmakers experimented intensely with bounties as instruments of state-building before ultimately rejecting them. The focus is on the public prosecutor. Once the position of public prosecutor was created, it became the single most powerful actor in the American criminal justice system. This chapter contributes to debate around the nature and timing of the process by which the officer acquired such power.
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