The Anticorruption Manual: A Guide for State Prosecutors provides a comprehensive overview of prosecuting corruption in the United States. This is the first publication in 30 years dedicated to guiding prosecutors who investigate and charge public corruption crimes. It is the first-ever publication designed specifically to address the needs of state and local corruption prosecutors.
The Anticorruption Manual:
- Provides tools and tips for prosecutors initiating or managing a corruption investigation.
- Outlines the mechanics of real-world corruption cases, written by the prosecutors who investigated and charged these cases.
- Highlights the ethical, statutory, and constitutional limits and obligations most likely to arise in corruption prosecutions, including how to balance the public's interest in a case with the defendant's right to a fair trial.
- Explains various civil and administrative remedies that may be effective in corruption prosecutions.
Additionally, the 30-chapter book includes information about legal and practical challenges facing prosecutors investigating judges, law enforcement, and government officials; the mechanics of a complex public corruption investigation; federal and state laws; challenges that may arise during corruption trials; ethical issues that may face corruption prosecutors; and civil and administrative relief that may be appropriate in some public corruption cases.