Criminal Justice Trends Analysis

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Criminal Justice Trends Jennifer L. Rose CJA/484 March 31, 2013 Lori Madison Criminal Justice Trends Law enforcement has been in practice and use for many centuries. Since the beginning of time, when Jesus Christ walked the world, there were punishments for criminal wrongdoing. If someone stole a piece of fruit or a scrap of cloth then it was considered stealing and the person was held accountable for his or her actions. During the changing of the times, law enforcement has changed with each passing year. Law enforcement has had to change to keep up with the never ending array of new technology. The trends in the criminal justice system are constantly changing and evolving. The past, present, and future trends in criminal justice will…show more content…
Crime rates are going to increase when the economy takes a downward turn and the crime rates will drop when the economy is doing well. Future trends in law enforcement will include the constant changing in technology. Technology is going to continue to change every day for the next 100 years, that is assuming that people are still alive and well within the next 100 years. The law enforcement community will continue to change as the times change and will learn better ways to deal with criminals who commit crimes against society. The future may even hold the key to stopping crime altogether. No one really knows what is going to happen in the future. Crime trend analysis is one way that people can continue to monitor the future trends of the law enforcement community. “Crime analysis is the systematic study of crime and disorder problems as well as other police-related issues – including sociodemographic, spatial, and temporal factors – to assist the police in criminal apprehension, crime and disorder reduction, crime prevention, and evaluation” (University of Maryland, n.d., p. 1, para.…show more content…
Since the beginning of time, crime and punishment has been handed down by people who are considered law enforcement. In the olden times, the King was the sheriff, judge, jury, and punisher for crimes that where committed by individuals. Over the many years technology has increasingly continued to develop and has helped law enforcement officers in their investigating their cases and helped the officers in completing their jobs. The present policing trend is continuing to change with the technology. The transcription of information by law enforcement officers is a new popular trend. This type of transcription helps officers to keep their notes straight and can be referenced fairly easily by the officer when working a case. The future of law enforcement is going to continue to change with the technology. Budgetary and managerial aspects of the law enforcement community and the rest of the criminal justice community will continue to be an issue. This is an issue that will most likely not change in the future of the criminal justice

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