Type of paper: Research Paper
Considerations that might legitimately contribute to a decision to charge an individual with a crime include race, religion, federalism, and the ability of evaluation. In many cases, race has infected several institutions. Considering blacks and whites, black criminals are most likely to be sentenced even if the black’s crime is lesser than the white’s. Religion, just like race, has the same influence. This brings about selective prosecution. A defendant should be limited to a claim of selective prosecution when challenging an initial charging decision. There should only be prosecution after full investigation. This is the right time to determine the intensity of the committed crime.