Prosecutorial Discretion: Definition, Pros & Cons


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Which of the following offices would a prosecutor work in:

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1. Which of the following would a prosecutor do in order to avoid bringing a case to trial?

2. Prosecutorial discretion involves which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the benefits and criticisms of prosecutorial discretion? You'll have to be familiar with this type of information in order to successfully complete this quiz and worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Correctly answer each of the questions found in the quiz by doing the following:

  • Identify what office a prosecutor would work in
  • Describe what a prosecutor would do to avoid bringing a case to trial
  • Discuss what is involved in prosecutorial discretion
  • Identify a positive benefit of prosecutorial discretion
  • Detail the criticism aimed at the use of prosecutorial discretion to plea bargain cases
  • Provide details about what prosecutors must ensure when using prosecutorial discretion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what prosecutorial discretion involves and where prosecutors work
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a prosecutor does to avoid bringing a case to trial
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about benefits and criticisms of prosecutorial discretion

Additional Learning

Further develop your knowledge of this topic by referring to the lesson titled Prosecutorial Discretion: Definition, Pros & Cons. You can expect to learn more about:

  • What a prosecutor does
  • Who a prosecutor files charges on behalf of
  • What is involved in the plea bargain process