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1. The three models of policy implementation that emerged from Jacoby’s study of prosecutors’ management styles are legal sufficiency, system efficiency, and trial sufficiency. In the legal sufficiency model the presence of the minimum legal elements necessary for prosecution of a case. The prosecutors merely ask whether there is enough evidence to serve as a basis for prosecution. When this method is used a great many cases are accepted but most are disposed of by plea bargaining or dismissal. In the system efficiency model aims at speedy and early disposition of a case. Each case is reviewed in light of the current caseload pressures. Weak cases are screened out at intake, and other normal alternatives are used as a primary means of disposition. In the trial sufficiency model the presence of sufficient legal elements to ensure successful prosecution of a case. When this model is used only cases that seem certain to result in convictions at at trial are accepted for prosecution. Use of plea bargaining is minimal;
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ADM J 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Penn State.

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