Disparity Pros And Cons

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Better decision-making by prosecutors involves exercising prosecutorial discretion in favor of adolescent rehabilitation. Whether to transfer an adolescent often rests on the prosecutor in most states, however, the lack of specific standards guiding prosecutors in their discretion makes the transfer process susceptible to abuse, ultimately influencing the disparity. Nonetheless departing from traditional rehabilitative goals, transferring adolescents into the adult criminal justice system has proved unsuccessful with unintended consequences. As such, offering alternatives in lieu of incarceration may yield a more positive outcome for rehabilitation and towards reducing the disparity by diversion and community-based alternatives.
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