Argue for or against the following proposition: Diversion or deferred adjudication should be completely abolished as an option for defendants.
Based on your research, your response should include the answers to the following questions:
- What are the purposes of pretrial diversion? Explain how pretrial diversion accomplishes one or more of the goals of corrections (rehabilitation, deterrence, etc.).
- Describe the process of pretrial diversion in your local area. Specify the types of crime and offenders that qualify for pretrial diversion.
- Is pretrial diversion a fair and equitable process? Consider whether there are any unfair aspects to the process.
- Describe the ways in which pretrial diversion and drug courts are related.