Prosecutor Research Study
University of Utah Law Professor, Shima Baughman has partnered with Megan Wright (Yale University Research Fellow), and Professor Chris Robertson (University of Arizona) in an ongoing academic study of decision making by state and local prosecutors. This study has been approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB 00069654). This is a multi-state joint research project with participation from prosecutors in Minnesota, Michigan, Maryland, Alabama, Utah, California, Texas, and New York, and is expanding to reach prosecutors from across the nation.
This study simply asks that prosecutors review a few documents about a case, and answer questions about the charging decision they would make in that case. Participation is completely confidential.
If you have received an invitation, please copy and paste the link into your browser, which will take you to a site hosted by Qualtrics, a major survey company. As provided in the email, you will receive a small amount of compensation within a few weeks of completing your response as a token of our appreciation.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Professor Baughman, (801) 587-8754 or Professor Robertson (520) 621-1289.