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Survey Of Criminal Procedure — Alternative Dispositions Of Defendants, Charles Shafer Jan 1977

Survey Of Criminal Procedure — Alternative Dispositions Of Defendants, Charles Shafer

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The criminal justice system provides various alternatives for the disposition of criminal defendants. Three of these alternatives, pretrial intervention, drug treatment, and probation, were dealt with in recent New Jersey Supreme Court decisions. The court examined the substantive criteria and procedures used in assigning each disposition and focused primarily on the desire to provide rehabilitative opportunities for each defendant. This note will examine those decisions and the implications of the court's concentration on the goal of rehabilitation.