National Prosecutors Survey Series
Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics
The National Survey of Prosecutors is a survey of
chief prosecutors in state court systems. A chief prosecutor is an official,
usually locally elected and typically with the title of district attorney or
county attorney, who is in charge of a prosecutorial district made up of one
or more counties, and who conducts or supervises the prosecution of felony
cases in a state court system. Prosecutors in courts of limited jurisdiction,
such as municipal prosecutors, were not included in the survey. The survey's
purpose was to obtain detailed descriptive information on prosecutors'
offices, as well as information on their policies and practices.
Years Produced: Every 4 to 5 years.