CJS 220 Case Attrition Models

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Running head: Case attrition models Case Attrition Models Brian C. Kennedy University of Phoenix CJS220 Steven Weber 12 July 2014 1
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Case Attrition Models Abstract Known as case attrition, it allows for the overwhelmingly large number of cases and potential cases to be sifted, or “winnowed” out along the procedural highway in order to focus resources on the cases that truly need the attention of a trial or appeal. (Meyer & Grant, 2003, p. 245) There are primarily three ways to model this concept. The funnel, the cake and the net are these ways. (Meyer & Grant, 2003, p. 245) The Cake Model Defining case attrition using a wedding cake model is to picture a layer cake made up of progressively smaller pieces stacked upon each other. At the base layer are the most common and least serious of offenses like misdemeanors and, in some states petty crimes and summary offenses. The next few layers narrow as they progress to include minor felonies and then more serious felonies. Lastly, at the top of the cake lie notorious offenses and likely capital cases, if applicable in the state jurisdiction.
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