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Consent Decrees

  • By: Christopher W. Ortiz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

A consent decree is an enforceable agreement reached between two parties involved in a lawsuit. The agreement is binding and serves to settle the dispute at issue and all subsequent claims. Both parties are involved in the negotiation of the specific ...

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