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Justice Deferred Is Justice Denied By Jed S. Rakoff | The New York Review Of Books

02/02/2015 05:01 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2015
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So-called “deferred prosecutions” were developed in the 1930s as a way of helping juvenile offenders. A juvenile who had been charged with a crime would agree with the prosecutor to have his prosecution deferred while he entered a program designed to rehabilitate such offenders. If he successfully completed the program and committed no other crime over the course of a year, the charge would then be dropped.

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