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Four-Prong Test

FOUR-PRONG TEST
 
A four-prong test is utilized in deciding to authorize criminal charges:
 
1. WAS THERE A CRIME?
 
2. DO WE KNOW WHO DID IT?  
 
3. CAN WE PROVE THE CASE BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT AT JURY TRIAL?
 
4. IS CHARGING THE RIGHT THING TO DO?  
Last updated: 8/16/2018 11:58 AM