Notice: Payments for answers will end 4/10/2017. Click for more info.
You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Q: what are the effects of case attrition on the criminal justice system?
A: Case attrition is the failure of arrests to come to trial. Half or more of all felony arrests end with no conviction. Attrition is the result of people who get arrested for a crime but don't end up getting convicted along the lines somewhere. [ Some actions, for example, are not legally de?ned as crimes, and therefore they cannot result in arrest until and unless the legislature acts to
change this. There are three models of criminal justice system the funnel. The funnel model demonstrates how many crimes that are processed through the system decreases at each step due to case attrition. The wedding cake model demonstrates how cases are arranged into layers depending on their significance, with less serious cases starting the bottom layer and more serious cases forming the smaller layers on top. The net has characteristics that allow some offenders to exit the net at certain points, while others struggle unsuccessfully to get free but merely further entangle themselves. Case attrition has an extremely huge effect on the criminal justice process. There are some cases where crimes occurred and go unreported. For example, in a lot of domestic abuses cases go unreported because of fearing retaliation or fearing loss of family income if the abuser is incarcerated. There are cases where crime and it does not become a criminal case. The police have to make determination on whether or not a crime has been committed, and if so, who is responsible for the crime. Also prosecutors have to use their discretion to decide which cases to pursue. In some cases it is clear that a crime has been committed but due to lack of sufficient evidence, cases are placed in the filling cabinet, awaiting additional developments. ]
Expert answered|matahari|Points 1928|
Question
Asked 7/17/2013 4:46:46 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
26,528,555 questions answered
Popular Conversations
What is the primary mission of the Department of Homeland ...
Weegy: The primary mission of the Department of Homeland Security is " ensuring that the United States and its citizens ...
12/12/2017 7:12:59 AM| 4 Answers
This year, after a lengthy, noisy debate, they decided to take ...
Weegy: This year, after a lengthy, noisy debate, they decided to take separate vacations. This is a Simple Sentence. ...
12/10/2017 4:51:34 AM| 4 Answers
Which one of the following types of sentences gives a command or ...
Weegy: Do your work! The sentence above is an example of an IMPERATIVE sentence. User: Which one of the following ...
12/8/2017 6:12:32 AM| 3 Answers
A scientific _______ is a principle that describes the behavior of a ...
Weegy: A scientific LAW is a principle that describes the behavior of a natural phenomenon. User: The gradient of ...
12/4/2017 2:17:59 PM| 2 Answers
Shakespeare was born in London in 1564. User: Jonathan Swift ...
Weegy: Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver's Travels. TRUE. User: Shelley's life was contrary to the ideas he explored in ...
12/13/2017 7:08:02 AM| 2 Answers
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends doing ...
Weegy: I thing adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. [ Exercise ...
12/6/2017 9:19:04 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
Points 98 [Total 114] Ratings 4 Comments 58 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 5 [Total 5] Ratings 0 Comments 5 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
L
P
Points 1 [Total 166] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.