Criminal Justice Process

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There is a lengthy process through the Criminal Justice system for a criminal case. Starts with an investigation and can end with parole or probation. Some cases can take months and maybe even years depending on the seriousness of the crime. The first process of a criminal case is the investigation, once a crime has been reported; officer’s show up to take information from the victim. After the officers have the information they need “evidence is collected, if possible.” If the suspect is still on the scene they are arrested and brought to booking. (Schmalleger, 2009) During the arrest the suspect is read their Miranda Rights before they are questioned or took into custody. “If the suspect is caught in the act the officer can…show more content…
If the offender has committed more than one crime he can either do consecutive time which is one sentence after another or concurrent which is the sentence will run at the same time. (Sobiech, 2012) Not all offenders will go to jail, some will have to pay a fine, be put on probation, or a combination of all. “Some cases are appealed and the offender’s attorney must file the appeal. An appeal is to ask a higher court to reverse the decision of a trial court after final judgment. No new evidence can be entered during an appeal.” (Hill, 2012) Once the appeal is settled it either gets reversed or stands as is and the offender is sent to start his…show more content…
While on probation there are rules you will have to follow so you don’t violate your probation and end up in prison. Some of the rules are checking in with you PO, rehab programs if your case was drug related, and maybe community service. Some offenders can be released early on parole, and are also superviesed but by a Parole Officer. “Parole is designed to give the prisoner a chance to readjust and to expedite the process of rehabilitation.” (Free Dictionary) A parolee has to also check in with his Parole Officer and tell him of any travel plans ,adress changes and they are not suppose to be around any illegal activity. Just like probation if you violate your parole you can return to

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