Misdemeanor Case Study

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Misdemeanor Cases Affecting Police, Courts, and Corrections
Danitza Robledo
Arizona Western College

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Danitza G. Robledo, Department of Administration of Justice. Arizona Western College. Correspondence concerning this paper should be addressed to Danitza G. Robledo, Department of Administration of Justice, Arizona Western College, Campus Box 929. Yuma, Az 85366-0929 (928)317-6000. E-mail: dgr11@toro.azwestern.edu
This essay is about how misdemeanor cases are impacting our police, courts, and corrections. This has been done with research form web sources, as well as a book. It includes how police have to deal with misdemeanor cases everyday and have an advice on what police can be done to reduce these cases. It also shows examples of misdemeanor cases. How courts deal with misdemeanor cases and it also includes a possible solution. Includes how correctional are being impacted
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The United States imprisons significantly more people than any other nation in the world. Because we want all offenders to go to jail or prison, federal and state prisons and county jails are experiencing near crisis of overcrowding. Based on current projection, by 2011 the U.S prison population will increase by 13%, which is triple the growth of the entire population as a whole, to more than 1.7 million (PSFA, n.d.). Increase in incarcerated people will cost American taxpayers and local/state budgets an estimated $27.5 billion (PSFA, n.d.). In order to resolve this big issue is to send first-time nonviolent drug offenders to rehab. “We will give first-time, non violent drug offenders a chance to serve their sentence, where appropriate, in type of drug- rehabilitation programs that have proven to work better than a prison term in changing bad behavior,” (Subject, 2003). Since some crimes are committed while the offender is under the influence of

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