21 Principles for the 21st Century Prosecutor


This article seeks to address what prosecutors should be doing to rethink and reshape the criminal legal system, while also providing guidance for the field of prosecution overall. We hope to create a roadmap for prosecutors interested in embracing a new vision of prosecution. We also hope to give a rubric to communities and advocacy groups who are looking for guidance on how they could hold local elected prosecutors accountable.


Stanford University Stanford, California
  • Miriam A. Krinsky and John Butler, 21 Principles for the 21st Century Prosecutor, 16 Stan. J. C.R. & C.L. 537 (2021)