JUDr. Bystrík Šramel, interný doktorand, Fakulta práva Paneurópskej vysokej školy, email: bystrik.sramel@gmail.com

The paper deals with the public prosecution system in the United States of America. It examines the historical background of the origin of public prosecution and points to the present state of public prosecution. Subsequently it analyzes the public prosecution system on the federal as well as the state levels, its organisation and position, and the role in the American criminal procedure.