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Remember, to be persuasive, you must use facts and logic. Identify the sources of information that you use, and don’t draw general conclusions from specific incidents.
Domestic violence and allegations of domestic violence are a significant issue that a prosecutor has to deal with. A great deal of physical and emotional damage can be done in a variety of ways during the actual occurrence of one of these events and again during the court proceedings that may follow it.
Chapter nine has a section on No-Drop prosecution which discusses some of the issues surrounding the practice, and you may find more information about No-Drop prosecution here.
Once you have read these two documents, look at Concept Summary 9.3 in the text.
Thinking about what you have learned in regards to No-Drop domestic violence prosecution, are there any of the prosecutorial decision making factors in the Concept Summary that you think would justify dropping a domestic violence case after it has been filed? Why? What could be the negative outcome of dropping the case for the reason you chose?
Siegel, L. J., & Worrall, J. L. (2016). Introduction to criminal justice, (15th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.