This study tested the utility of the Victim Satisfaction Model of the criminal justice system by surveying elected District and County Attorneys' perceptions of victims' involvement in the charging and plea bargaining stages of the criminal justice process. This study used a cross-section research design. Every elected District and County Attorney in Texas received self-administered questionnaires. The results of this study support the utility of the Victim Satisfaction Model of the criminal justice system, further our understanding of prosecutorial decision-making, and have important implications for the American criminal justice system.
John W. Stickels, Bradley J. Michelsen & Alex DelCarmen,
Elected Texas District and County Attorneys’ Perceptions of Crime Victim Involvement in Criminal Prosecutions,
Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37419/TWLR.V14.I1.1