Criminal Justice System Response To Changes In Society

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Aumua1 ADJ 1001 14 October 2012 How has the criminal justice system responded to changes in society and changes in crime over the last 50 years? As time presses forward society becomes to develop more quickly over the past years. When society gets smarter the justice system gets harder and learns new ways to prevent future problems. The main task of most officers is to keep the peace, enforce the law, protection of people and property, and investigations of crime. The Judicial system of America is to maintain balance within the powers as well as, prosecute those guilty of committing violation against the law. The Judicial system enables people to live a calmer life and a much organized society. With the help of the many criminal justice…show more content…
Therefore, I would like to introduce the Miranda right protection from officers and yourself once you’re being arrested. “On June 13, 1966, the outcome of Miranda v. Arizona provided that suspects must be informed of their specific legal rights when they are placed under arrest. This decision was based on a case in which a defendant, Ernesto Miranda, was accused of robbery, kidnapping, and rape. During police interrogation, he confessed to the crimes. The conviction was overturned due to allegedly intimidating police interrogation methods. After a retrial that included witnesses and other evidence, Miranda was again convicted. His trial was, however, then assured of being fair, and the original conviction was reasonably upheld without question.”(History of Miranda Warning) Due to the case of Miranda v. Arizona all police agencies in America present Miranda Rights to people when they are being arrested. In the case Miranda’s lawyer states that Miranda was not presented with his rights, he didn’t know what he was being arrested for. Now all police agencies present Miranda Rights to people who are being arrested so that the person in custody can know what their rights are. In the Constitution the 5th Amendment states that “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in…show more content…
In this day and age we become more civil and try not to resolve problems with deathly force. Instead, more cops are turning to more apprehending tactics using Tasers and pepper spray. The more society changes the more people want to keep the things the same. The Criminal Law Enforcement being part of that group in order to keep the balance between bad and good off set. The more time passes the more we have to look in order to find new techniques. Tasing is a much more civil way of taking convicts down as well as the safest plan. It is also one of the best ways for self-defense and now it is being considered more everyday over guns. This just show that law enforcement is starting to learn how to use as less force as possible and that they should use more apprehending forces to preserve the suspect and detain him in the easiest possible

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