Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct
The Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct defines prosecutorial misconduct as any conduct, intentional or inadvertent, during the course of prosecution that:
- Breaks a pertinent law
- Prejudices, or appears to prejudice the administration of justice
Inclusion of a case in the Registry is based on a finding by a trial court, appellate court, supreme court, or legal disciplinary body. While most cases in the Registry fall within the state’s legal definition of misconduct, some cases represent other forms of prosecutorial impropriety.
The CPI Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct allows researchers, policymakers, bar disciplinary bodies, and others to identify common types of misconduct, assess trends, and compare jurisdictions.
GRAPHS: Most Common Types of Prosecutorial Misconduct
- One-Page Overview (handout)
NEW SUBMISSIONS, ADDITIONS, AND CORRECTIONS
The Center for Prosecutor Integrity welcomes new submissions, additional information on existing cases, and corrections. Email information and case materials HERE.