Published on October 7, 2016 | by LawNews
Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Story on Prosecutorial Misconduct and Accountability
Is California’s new law a model for curbing prosecutorial misconduct?
By Gretel Kauffman
The Christian Science Monitor
Oct. 5, 2016
Regardless of whether the California law proves effective, it is not an end-all solution to the problem, experts say.
“In the long term, there have to be other mechanisms,” says Ellen Yaroshefsky, director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics at Hofstra University.
Those mechanisms include reforms in hiring practices, training, supervision, and judicial action, she tells the Monitor in a phone interview.
But, she adds, “in the short term, at this time in history, it’s a good step forward.”