Explain whether ethnicity influences courtroom proceedings and judicial practices In today’s society, ethnicity does have an effect on courtroom proceedings and judicial practices according to research done by The Sentencing Project. It also has an effect on different places we live. Poverty stricken areas are more likely to experience much more crime than a place that has maintained wealth and fruitful employment. Issues of both race and class have an impact on the likelihood of involvement with the criminal justice system and treatment within the system ("Reducing Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System", 2000). There will always be racial tension within the court system as long as society keeps it in existence.
Racial Bias in the Media Despite historic and continued efforts to overcome racial tension within our nation, in today’s culture we are constantly bombarded with prejudice and discriminatory images and ideas. When turning on the news and glancing through the pages of a local newspaper, ethnic minorities are the central focus of crime stories and are portrayed as the prime source of crime in our nation. Victims of criminal acts who are of an ethnic minority are rarely featured, as Caucasian victims claim the spotlight in the media. This results in racial profiling and racial profiling in the media is a growing concern. According to various media professionals, racial bias is very common.
In this century the use of force by a police officer has become a concern to society. It has many civilians concerned about the amount of force that police officers are applying in most encounters with the people in different situations. Because of some bad encounters the police have had with some perpetrators, this has had an effect on society to the point that many believe that it’s a racial issue, or that the police are violating the civilian’s rights under the constitution. The issue is that some say that police have too much power over civilians by the use of force, while others say that use of force is necessary to stop a crime and secure the well-being of civilians. We will analyze this issue concerning the use of force by a police officer.
The goal of any law enforcement philosophy is to limit crime whenever possible, and it is rather apparent that whatever the statistics may show, sex offenders have a recidivism rate that borders on a pathological need to commit additional crimes. Merely brushing this aside by saying after their prison term that they have paid their debt is insufficient in light of the emerging research; it must be studied further in order to determine what the most effective way to curtail sex offender recidivism is. The research problem I will examining is why sex offenders have a recidivism rate that is so much higher than other crimes. I will focus on scouring the published material to find out if there is some sort of hormone imbalance in the average sex offender, or if there is a commonality in their upbringing that pushed them to commit such horrible crimes. The goal will be to look for links between sex offenders that commit the crime once again after their prison term is over.
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The media can make a considerable contribution to these investigations by providing access to and engaging the support of the general public. In this sense, an effective media strategy is a vital part of an investigative approach. However, scholarly study of the factors affecting homicide clearances is at the same point as scholarly study of police patrol officers more than 50 years ago. (Hay, Fortson, Hollist, Altheimer & Schaible, 2006) There is strong support for the argument that the prominence of homicide and the particular importance of homicide clearances cause homicide detectives to work aggressively to clear all homicides irrespective of where they occur or the characteristics of homicide victims. Also, that outpour from communities and media coverage force investigators to focus on highly publicized cases.
The Neurobiology of Criminal Minds It has been said in numerous works of literature that criminals and police officers have very similar thought processes. That is why a mental examine is required before a police officer officially become a cop. A lot of times a prospective cop would be rejected because their mental examine did not pass. It would not necessarily mean that that person would one day become a criminal, but it would help prove that cops and criminals are very alike. To an untrained eye, it seems as though the fundamental difference would be that cops are “good guys” and criminals are “bad guys”.
Criminal Justice Trends Evaluation Kristy Tillery CJA 384 April 16, 2012 Dr. Hector Garcia Criminal Justice Trends Evaluation The criminal justice system has been around for decades, convicting criminals for all the wrongdoing that he or she has committed. The way that the criminal justice system operates, has changed over the decades. This paper will discuss how the criminal justice system was, how it is today, and what it may be like in the future. The goal for the criminal justice system is to be fair but firm in letting criminals know that crime is not expectable and will not be tolerated. Criminal justice trends are almost the same to what they used to be.
THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION PROCESS Assess the effectiveness of the criminal investigation process as a means of achieving justice. Within the criminal investigation process one will analyse how evidence such as DNA and increasing police powers affects the offender, victim and society differently. Over time the rise of new law creates different problems which must be considered in the criminal investigation process. It is important to consider how different elements of the criminal investigation process such as technological evidence, police powers, search and seizure and bail. Ultimately at times the criminal investigation process strives to achieve justice for all parties involved but may adversely affect one party differently.
Week 2 Candice S. Brooks Instructor: Dr. Nwokoji 4007676 American Public University System CMRJ531 June 16, 2013 The profession of criminal profiling/ offender profiling is defined as a series of investigative techniques used to assess the characteristics of an unknown criminal offender (Devery, 2010). Criminal profiling is based upon the premise that a criminal’s personality and mannerisms actually dictate their daily behaviour as well as their criminal actions. After crime scene evidence is evaluated, the criminal profiler pieces together the information that is known from past criminal acts to include personality traits and behaviours of other criminals who have committed similar acts. The profiler can actually construct a profile by using a description of the characteristics in the suspect. These practices often lead to locating suspects, yet they are still often scrutinized in the media and cause a great deal of controversy.