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Unformatted text preview: Exchange Plea bargain Discretion Sequential Tasks Filtering Characteristics of the Criminal Justice System Discretion Allows for individualization and informality in the administration of justice Arguments used to justify discretion achieve greater justice than rigid rules Characteristics of the Criminal Justice System Police 18,769 law enforcement agencies 50 federal agencies 49 state agencies Criminal Justice Agencies Courts Dual court system Law interpreted differently in various states. Courts are responsible for adjudication Operations of Criminal Justice Agencies Corrections 6.5 million American adults are under the supervision Less than 30% of convicted offenders are in prisons and jails. Operations of Criminal Justice Agencies Steps in the Decision-Making Process Investigation crime is reported; police witness a crime Arrest physically taking a person into custody Booking fingerprinted, photographed, questioned The Flow of Decision Making in the Criminal Justice System Charging decision to charge is crucial Initial appearance given formal notice of charges Preliminary hearing/grand jury does probable cause exist to proceed? The Flow of Decision Making in the Criminal Justice System Indictment/information a document returned by a grand jury as a true bill Arraignment defendant has opportunity to enter a plea to the charges Trial Only about 10-15% of cases go to trial Sentencing imposing punishment The Flow of Decision Making in the Criminal Justice System Appeal Corrections Release may occur when offender has served full sentence imposed by the court The Flow of Decision Making in the Criminal Justice System...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course CJ 110 taught by Professor Maxwell during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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