What Is the Criminal Justice Funnel?

By Alex Smith - Updated March 08, 2018
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The criminal justice funnel is the top-down process through which criminal cases pass. Although many cases are created, most are eliminated through dismissal, referral to mediation and other elimination factors before reaching a jury verdict.

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Alex Smith began writing professionally in 2010. He enjoys writing about entertainment law, as well as wills, trusts and estates. He has written for various online publications. Smith holds Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Siena Heights University.

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