Criminal Justice Case Study

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The 15 marker for crime was by far the one that threw everyone off, including myself. "Explain the tension between community interests and individual rights and freedoms within the criminal justice system." My argument was a little weak but I talked about; -police powers and their investigation process - also how inadmissible evidence of DNA could hinder ones freedoms (I used a statistic) and also how police may abuse their discretionary powers - eg. keep the accused in interrogation for more than 4 hrs without the court-approved extension of 8 hrs -also the criminal trial process - the perceived success of the adversary system where both parties present their oral arguments - but still the fact that the individual is deprived of inequity of distribution of skills, resources and knowledges - I underpinned my contemporary case R v.…show more content…
preventative detention and continued detention where sex offenders under the "Serious Sex Offenders Act 2006 (NSW) could be held in custody after their sentence has been served - as well as 2 yrs monitoring of sex offenders under the Sex Offenders Registration Act -then I concluded with young offenders - how whilst the community does push for rehabilitation/welf Here is one of the most difficult places for law enforcement to balance the opposing goals of the "best interests of the community" vs. the "rights and freedoms of the individual." The community wants the police to PREVENT crime -- to stop criminals before they get a chance to do harm -- and not just wait around for a crime to take place and then try to solve it. (Even if they do solve it, it would still be better if it had never happened.) So inner-city cops "stop and frisk" bad-looking kids, suspicious characters, etc. 1) If the search of the suspects reveals nothing (no weapons, drugs, burglary tools, stolen goods, etc.), then the police send them on their
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