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Unformatted text preview: D. _________________ v. ____________________ Income, Media, and Other Effects in Crime Disposition I. Introduction A. Crime Disposition: Definitions & Structure 1. Prosecutorial Process 2. Sentencing Process B. Factors Said to Affect Crime Disposition II. Body A. Effects on Prosecutorial Discretion 1. Reasons for discretion Josh Bowers, Columbia Law Review a. Legal b. Administrative c. Equitable 2. Defendant & Victim Characteristics 3. Media and Press Coverage 4. Death Penalty Cases B. Effects on Sentencing 1. Defendant & Victim Characteristics a. Income b. Educational Level c. Number of Dependents d. Race e. Ethnicity f. Gender 2. Political Factors 3. Local Court Environments 4. Courtroom Workgroup III. Conclusion A. Are there any disparities that exist in crime disposition? B. . C. . D. ....
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