Criminal Justice Wedding Cake

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Criminal Justice Wedding Cake

  1. 1. Criminal Justice Wedding Cake: Layer 1 • Celebrated perpetrators 1 • Celebrated victims • Type the media loves • Cases that make Supreme Court precedents
  2. 2. Criminal Justice Wedding Cake: Layer 2 • Serious felonies by experienced offenders • Violent crimes 2 • Property crimes with high $ value • Get full attention of the CJ system
  3. 3. Criminal Justice Wedding Cake: Layer 3 • First time offender less serious offenses which may be felonies • Less serious personal injury or low $ value 3 • Dealt with less seriously, maybe probation
  4. 4. Criminal Justice Wedding Cake: Layer 4 • Most misdemeanors • Handled in assembly-line fashion • Typical penalty is a small fine • Having to go to court may be the “real” punishment 4

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