For this discussion, you will be evaluating the decision making process of prosecutors in relation to the prosecution of female sex offenders. Specifically, you will be evaluating factors that impact the prosecutorial decision making process and the subsequent influence on policy. Based on what you have learned in this module, and specifically what you have learned about the factors involved in prosecutorial discretion, identify which factors are most impactful for prosecutors and why. Read from the Excelsior College Library: Hassett-Walker, C., Lateano, T., & Di Benedetto, M. (2014). Do female sex offenders receive preferential treatment in criminal charging and sentencing? (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. Justice System Journal, 35(1), 62. doi:10.1080/0098261X.2013.868278. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.vlib.excelsior.edu/docview/1517635873/fulltextPDF/8C571D5D990A4318PQ In at least 1–2 paragraphs, analyze the findings of the researchers. In your analysis, examine the social impact of these practices. Furthermore, identify the strengths and weaknesses of utilizing a priority prosecution plan for sex offenders. Finally, imagine that you are a legislator being asked to implement a priority prosecution plan for sex offenders. Using your analysis of these programs in conjunction with what you have learned in this module, decide if you would implement this program and provide a justification for your decision. Address the following questions in your response: How would you set the priorities? What would be the criteria for prioritizing certain cases over others?
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