Criminal Procedure Policy Paper CJA/ 364 Criminal Procedure May 29, 2012 Criminal Procedure Policy Paper The role the criminal justice system plays in society is expansive. Criminal justice is designed to keep the public safe, to stop wrongdoing, to punish wrongdoers, and to provide order to society. Given this broad role there will be times when criminal justice will not perform all roles well. This means, of course, that criminal justice will often fail to meet public expectations. Ultimately, the needs people have for criminal justice mean that they believe the criminal justice system should be designed to pursue goals that fulfill
This is a pivotal part in terms of maintain the functioning of society and to ensure that people don’t go around breaking laws wherever and whenever they want. The criminal justice system is therefore a central part of society and without is society would quickly deteriorate into chaos. There are however a number of issues in the criminal justice system. Some of these issues include false convictions and bias within the courtroom. The tutorial discussion this week was essentially discussing how the system operates and some of the flaws within the system such as false convictions which come about through human error or in extreme cases racial bias (Alberto F. Alesina, Eliana La Ferrara, 2011).
(Grant and Terry, pp. 509, 2008) Next is a strategic crime analysis, the use of this analysis is to be able to focus on the goals of long-term crime trends of a community. (Grant and Terry, pp. 509, 2008) By using this method of analysis it helps officers to be able to come up with a plan of action to address the problems that they have been facing. (Grant and Terry.
Unit 12 P5 – identify the approaches used by public services to reduce crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. M3: analyze how the strategies used by the local community public services, work to reduce crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour D2: Evaluate a local public service initiative designed to address crime and its impact on the community The purpose of my research is to provide an overview of existing knowledge about how public services and third sector organisations reduce crime and support witness, victims of crime. Once I’ve achieved the aim from above, then I will give indications of effectiveness. Firstly, I will recognize the methodologies used by public services to counter crime and disorder. Then, I will state how the public services and third sector organisation support the victims and witnesses.
While the “crime control” model contemplates that, the criminal justice system has an adverse consequence and progressively stops the process of arresting people within the criminal justice system. The “due process model” is demonstrating that a suspect is guilty and is significant to keeping the government under control and protecting the rights of the suspect. The criminal justice system should be expending more financial resources to employ more law enforcement officers instead of building more prisons and rather than expending money, defending the rights of citizens is the thought of the crime control model (Zalman,
Criminal Law Foundations Evaluation Robert G. Skelton CJA 484 01/12/2014 Nicholas Barbella Abstract Laws were written to protect society from the criminal element, to protect the rights of the individual accused and to keep law enforcement in check to prevent an abuse of power. The subject of this paper focuses on evaluating and identifying the Constitutional safeguards within the 4th, 5th, and 6th amendments of the United States Constitution. It will also explain how these safeguards of the 4th, 5th, and 6th amendment will apply to juvenile and adult court proceedings. Finally, this paper will focus on the impact that these safeguards, such as speedy trial, Miranda warning, exclusionary rule, and right to counsel have on the day-to-day operation for juvenile and adult courts. Criminal Law Foundations Evaluation If laws were not in place, individuals could not hold onto their individual properties.
Assess the usefulness of functionalist approaches in explaining crime The functionalist approach to analysing deviance and the causes of crime looks at society as a whole. It explains crime that the source of criminal behaviour lies in the nature of society itself rather than in psychology or biology. Functionalists such as Durkheim see deviance as an inevitable and necessary part of society and too little is unhealthy. Some also consider crime to have positive aspects for society. In this essay we will assess the usefulness of these functionalist theories, and look at how it helps us explain crime.
Policing Perspective: Theory and Application Chastity Chambers, Nicole Cunningham, Nurca Lott, Tiffany Rainey, April Smith CJA - 484 September 10, 2012 Robert Metzger Policing Perspective: Theory and Application This paper will focus on the various trends (past, present, and future) which impact the development and operation of policing, as well as how the past and current trends help policing organizations plan and forecast for future trends. This paper will focus on what would happen if the policing organizations failed to successfully analyze and plan for the future based on the past and present trends. This paper will focus on the prevailing theories of crime control as it applies to policing, as well as how the theories impact
These things are no joke. One of the greatest challenges facing the criminal justice system is the need to balance the rights of accused criminals against society’s interest in imposing punishments on those convicted of crimes. This tension is illustrated by the debate over whether defendants have the right to be represented by an attorney. Whether or not those accused of a crime should be vigorously defended by lawyers, and whether lawyers should even accept such a case in the first place goes to the heart of the issues in Criminal Justice: Opposing Viewpoints. The authors examine these topics and others in the following chapters: Does the Criminal Justice System Need Reform?