Ch2-SentencingProcess

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    Chapter 2 Process
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    Process Sentencing– imposition of a criminal sanction by a  judicial authority Felony– offense punishable by a year or more of  incarceration Misdemeanor– crime punishable by less than a year
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    Pretrial Correctional Activities Criminal Justice System (CJS) has 3  main components - police, courts,  corrections The traditional boundaries of corrections  have expanded: Treatment and supervision programs Pretrial services
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    Diversion from the CJS Pretrial diversion The suspension of criminal process while  the offender is provided the chance to  participate in treatment programs and void  further criminal activity Advantages? Reduce demands on courts Cost savings Avoid stigma
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    Pretrial Detention in Jail After arrest, booking, and reading of  charges, many offenders are detained  in jail - for 1 or both of 2 reasons: If considered a flight risk If considered dangerous
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