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. Complete the following in regard to this topic:
- List 3 reasons, with explanations, for the use of diversion, and discuss why it would be beneficial to the criminal justice system.
- Explain how the use of diversion would have an effect on law enforcement.
- Is diversion cost-effective?
Submit a 4–5-page paper to your instructor. Support your answers with outside sources using APA format.