CJ 350 Preadjudication (Winter 2011)

CJ 350 Preadjudication (Winter 2011) - CJ 350 Dr. Kierkus...

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Unformatted text preview: CJ 350 Dr. Kierkus March 2011 The Preadjudication Process Pretrial processes include hearings, conferences, and decision-making events. They can: Determine which youth will move further into the juvenile justice process. Affect the freedom of the juvenile. Lead to formal court processing. Lead to other responses. Introduction After arrest, a youth is typically released into the custody of parents. Police officer fills out an arrest report. Intake unit screens report to determine most appropriate way to handle case. Initial screening performed by probation officers. Prosecuting attorney may review for legal sufficiency. Petition for formal court action may be filed (in some cases this is mandatory). Recently, prosecuting attorneys have begun to play a larger role in intake decision-making. Juvenile Justice Intake Intake officers usually have considerable discretion in how to handle cases. Can dismiss case, warn the offender, refer case to diversion program, or petition juvenile court. Attitude of juvenile and parents plays a large role, as do offense seriousness and prior record....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course CJ 350 taught by Professor Kierkus during the Winter '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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CJ 350 Preadjudication (Winter 2011) - CJ 350 Dr. Kierkus...

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