Criminal Justice Policy Process Research Paper

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University of Phoenix Criminal Justice Policy Process CJA 580 Nicholas Russo February 13, 2012 Criminal Justice Policy Process The community depends on the criminal justice system to regulate order within the community and to maintain a secure and safe environment for society. This is accomplished by removing dangerous individuals from the community who pose a threat to what the society considers ‘normal’. People of the community rely on the criminal justice system and members to make appropriate decisions to benefit the community. This paper will explore the criminal justice policy process. The writer will identify key actors and the roles in the criminal justice policy…show more content…
The first step involves acknowledging the issue and researching the problem or issue. The second step is important because this is the step that goals are set. The third step occurs when the new policy takes effect; this is the step that which determines which organizations or agencies are responsible for carrying out specific task and responsibilities. The fourth step involves a study of the policy and how effective it is addressing the original…show more content…
A policy is created when a behavior is recognized. Once the behavior is recognized the policy is created or suggested to correct the behavior or crime. When decisions are made throughout law enforcement agencies and the courts, the policies are taken into consideration and built around them. The Miranda Rights has a significant impact in law enforcement agencies and courts across the nation. After the Supreme Court case Miranda vs. Arizona the Miranda Rights are read upon every arrest. If a defendant does not have his or her Miranda Rights read this could result in an infraction of the individual’s civil rights. The majority of cases that include the accused, the arrest, the court case, and the sentencing are all affected by the police use-of-force and the Miranda Rights. The use-of-force policy determines the amount of necessary force that an officer is allowed to use when interacting with an immediate threat. In a court of law if an officer is found guilty of unnecessary use-of-force, the trial will be dismissed. An officer has the right to use his or her force within means. When these components foster a change or enact a policy, its primary purpose is to rectify a problem or behavior. The use-of-force policy and the Miranda Rights have been set into place to encourage a change within the criminal justice system. They are created to ensure that each individual is not deprived of his or her
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