Criminal Justices Discussion



The prosecutor decides whether to bring a case to trial or to dismiss it outright. Even if the prosecutor decides to pursue a case, the charges may later be dropped if conditions are not favorable for a conviction. For this discussion, describe the role of prosecutorial discretion. What types of discretion should the prosecutor have at his/her disposal? What types of discretion should be eliminated? Incorporate the various factors, from your reading this week, that influence prosecutorial discretion when responding.

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