C7 Reading Notes. week 8 #1

C7 Reading Notes. week 8 #1 - this is where the accused...

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C7 Reading Notes Week 8 United States department of justice www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/flowchart.htm • Summary of flow chart - Entry into the system Prosecution and pretrial services Adjudication Sentencing and sanctions Corrections • Sequence of events in criminal justice system 1. private sector (indiv, community, etc.) initiates response to crime 2. agencies and services response 3. case goes through cj system - indiv. trialed as crime done against whole society. 4. crime is reported. Suspect arrested to go to trial. 5. prosecution and pretrial services - prosecutor decide if formal charges will be applied. - accused goes to trial in front of judge with attorney. - pretrial decided based on drug use, residence, employment and family ties. 6. Adjudication
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Unformatted text preview: - this is where the accused delivers plea. - no contendere – accepting penalty w/o admitting guilt 7. Sentencing and Sanctions 8. Corrections- less than 1 yr sentence = jail- more than 1 yr “ = prison- parole = release before serving full sentence 9. Recidivism- most released inmates gets arrested again. • Juvenile justice system differ from adult cj system- case can be decided to go further or divert to alternative programs. - gets many due-process safeguards and more discretion • crime responses are mostly state and local functions. • discretion is an authority conferred by law to act in certain conditions or situations in accordance with an official’s or an official agency’s own considered judgment and conscience....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CRM LAW SC C7 taught by Professor Schmann during the Spring '08 term at UC Irvine.

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