Courts Interagency Collaboration Prosecutors December 4, 2018

Prosecutorial Attitudes, Perspectives, and Priorities: Insights from the Inside

Florida International University; Loyola University Chicago;

This report is the first in a series of publications resulting from a partnership between prosecutors and researchers to promote more effective, just, and transparent decision making in prosecution. It is based on the results of 78 interviews and 275 surveys with the prosecutors from Chicago; Jacksonville and Tampa, FL; and Milwaukee, WI. Prosecutors were asked about their views on what constitutes success and priorities, values of community engagement, and causes of racial/ ethnic disparities and prosecutors' role in reducing them. Two subsequent reports focusing on (1) racial and ethnic disparities in prosecution and (2) prosecutorial performance indicators will follow in 2019.