Criminal Justice Trends

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Criminal Justice Trends CW CJA/394 April 23rd 2012 Criminal Justice Trends Throughout centuries society world relies upon policing within communities to help protect the citizens. There was a time when citizens could walk the streets in the dark, sit on their front porch with their children, and sleep in their beds without fear. However, as years went by crime levels went up along with the types of crimes criminals were committing. As crimes began to change the world society lives in, this also began the change how policing is done within the criminal justice world as well. It is my intention in this paper to explain how the past, present, and future trends play an important role between the criminal justice system and its interactions…show more content…
With the birth of 911, this helped officers to respond to emergency calls sooner, and dispatch could forward calls to the proper response party to help the emergency call. Second the birth of cell phones made it easier for officers to call command post if they did not want citizens to hear what is said over the police radio. Along with this new technology came computers and cameras in the patrol car; the computers made it easier for officers to do background checks on suspects. The use of computers in patrol cars also helps with an alert to officers. If the suspect turns out dangerous, or a wanted felon; this new trend of technology has saved officers lives, and response to how they deal with a…show more content…
If society seems cracks in the system, or even a hint of bad organizational management, or bad police behavior in the criminal justice system; they will in turn began to question the value of that system (Robinson, 2009). Society looks at the justice system as a role model of how things should be, if they see issues of racism, sexism, or plain poor work ethics of officers; this in turn can cause bad rapport between the criminal justice system and the society they govern. In a changing society, there is little tolerance for officers or departments that chose to misuse the badge by hiding behind it to commit crimes. Society will see more value in the criminal justice system is if their officers are more caring in upholding the law without unnecessary out of line roughness. To build good rapport between society and the criminal justice system there must first be a strong structure within the system. Secondly officers need to do more within the communities they patrol. But mostly officers need to look past the race or location if neighborhood issues in a bias way, instead look at ways to help improve or
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