Discussion The Decision To Divert Question Description Learning ResourcesRequired Resource …

Discussion The Decision To DivertQuestion Description Learning ResourcesRequired ResourcesReadingsPeak, K. J., & Madensen, T. D. (2018). Introduction to criminal justice: Practice and process (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.Chapter 9, “Court Organization: Structure, Functions, and the Trial Process” (pp. 222–253)Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process, 3rd Edition by Peak and Madensen. Copyright 2018 by Sage Publications, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Sage Publications, Inc. via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Peak, K. J., & Madensen, T. D. (2018). Introduction to criminal justice: Practice and process (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.Chapter 10, “The Bench and the Bar: Those Who Judge, Prosecute, and Defend” (pp. 254–271)Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process, 3rd Edition by Peak and Madensen. Copyright 2018 by Sage Publications, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Sage Publications, Inc. via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Discussion: The Decision to DivertDiversion programs and specialized courts aim to treat and rehabilitate offenders rather than take them through the criminal court system. As noted in your reading, these programs involve offenders with drug addictions, mental health issues, and veteran status—and they are increasing in jurisdictions throughout the United States. But, how do the courts decide which offenders and which crimes qualify for diversion?In this Discussion, you explore that decision by examining your own community for current or potential diversion practices.By Day 3 of Week 5Post:Identify a crime in your community that could be diverted, and explain why it’s a good candidate for diversion.Identify a crime in your community that is diverted but that you think should not be diverted. Explain why.By Day 5 of Week 5Respond to two colleagues:Choose a response that is different from your own.Explain how your colleague’s position has changed your perception or understanding.Submission and Grading InformationGrading CriteriaTo access your rubric:
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Post by Day 3 of Week 5 and Respond by Day 5 of Week 5To participate in this Discussion:
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