The Use of Diversion

One definition of diversion is “the halting or suspension before conviction of formal criminal proceedings against a person, conditioned on some form of counter performance by the defendant” (George, 1984).
There are several reasons for the use of diversion.

– List 3 reasons with an explanation for the use of diversion, and discuss why it would be beneficial to the criminal justice system.
– Also explain how the use of diversion would have an effect on law enforcement.
– Is diversion cost-effective?


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