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Let’s get a conversation going.  This idea has been around for a really long time.  We hear all kinds of talk about the ever widening income gap in our country.  Could this be a solution?  More and more jobs are being taken away because of technology, how else could we adapt to this?  Public administrators and elected officials no doubt will be following this program with huge interest.  Can you imagine working on a program like this?  Do you have any other ideas or improvements that might make it work better?  Or, do you think it is a waste of money?  Do public managers and elected officials have an ethical obligation to try to assist the less advantaged in their communities?  Let’s hear what you have to say!

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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?
  • Support your answers with outside sources using APA
 

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