The New Roles of the Modern Prosecutor

The traditional role of the prosecutor is as a minister of justice who enforces the law and seeks justice. Modern prosecutors are viewing their roles more expansively to include crime prevention, problem solving and innovation. This publication explores the new roles of a modern prosecutor.


2023 – Yolo County, California PowerPoint – PCE Best Practices Committee, January 27, 2023

2022 – Implementation Guide for Prosecutorial Performance Indicators – Florida International University and Loyola University Chicago –  DuPont, Kutateladze, Liu, Meldrum, Olson, Richardson, Stemen

2020 – A Vision for the Modern Prosecutor – Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College- Produced by the Executive Session of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College

2020 – Prosecutorial Culture Change: A Primer – Institute for Innovation in Prosecution – Lowens, Paul and Terry

2019 – Prosecutor Priorities, Challenges, and Solutions – RAND Corporation, the Police Executive Research Forum, RTI International and the University of Denver – Lawrence, Gourdet, Banks, Planty, Woods, Jackson

2018- 21 Principles for the 21st Century Prosecutor – Fair and Just Prosecution

Additional Resources: PCE Issues and Resources – Role of the Prosecutor

Role of the Prosecutor Videos