USBJS Flow Chart

USBJS Flow Chart - diversion Diversion by law enforcement...

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What is the sequence of events in the criminal justice system? Entry into the system Prosecution and pretrial services Adjudication Sentencing and sanctions Corrections Refusal to indict Charge dismissed Acquitted Appeal Probation Habeas cor- pus Pardon clemency Capital punish- ment Revocation Prison Out of system (registration, notification) Revocation Out of system Parole Intermediate sanctions Jail Out of system Out of system Revocation Probation Probation or other nonresidential disposition Revocation Residential placement Revocation Aftercare Disposition Released Adjudication Out of system Out of system Sentencing Convicted Trial Guilty plea Arraignment Information Misdemeanors Felonies Grand jury Information Unsolved or not arrested Released without prosecution Released without prosecution Charges dropped or dismissed Charges dropped or dismissed Reported and observed crime CRIME Investi- gation Arrest Charges filed Initial appear- ance Prelimi- nary hearing Bail or deten- tion hearing Reduction of charge Arraignment Guilty plea Trial Sentencing Convicted Unsuccessful
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Unformatted text preview: diversion Diversion by law enforcement, prosecutor, or court Waived to criminal court Intake hear-ing Released or diverted Released or diverted Nonpolice referrals Juvenile offenders Police juvenile unit Prose-cution as a juvenile Note: This chart gives a simplified view of caseflow through the criminal justice system. Procedures vary among jurisdictions. The weights of the lines are not intended to show actual size of caseloads. Source: Adapted from The challenge of crime in a free society. President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, 1967. This revision, a result of the Symposium on the 30th Anniversary of the President's Commission, was prepared by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in 1997. Formal juvenile or youthful offender court processing Informal processing diversion Charge dismissed Acquitted U. S. Bureau of Justice Statistics...
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