Due Process vs. Crime Control

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Ryan Silva Criminal Procedures Wed 6:30-9:35 pm Differences between Due Process and Crime Control Due Process focuses more on the rights of individuals whether it be the private citizen or an alleged suspect being tried for a crime, while maximizing the government efforts to stop or prevent crime. The trick is how successfully execute both without sacrificing one for the other, One could argue that this is the liberal perspective of the crime prevention module. Supporters of this perspective want a defendant to properly go through the entire justice system from beginning to end without, including exhausting the number of appeals allowed calling this the “obstacle course” (Worral p.14). Crime Control on other hand focuses more on the prevention of crime at any cost. Could be considered the conservative approach to the crime prevention module. Supporters prefer the “assembly line” (Worral p.14) method to expedite alleged criminals through the means of plea bargains to not clog up the courtrooms, which can be tied with quantity over quality. For example, meeting citation quotas or setting up DUI check points, which in essence is for the benefit of public safety; but can also be seeing as a way to increase revenue. One issue at the current moment would be the need for cameras on the uniforms of officers policing the street. The Due Process model would say that it is needed to make sure that officers properly follow procedures while questioning or detaining suspect on the street, in the case that something gets out of hand, a jury can see what actually happened. Although, supporters of the Crime Control model say that there shouldn’t be a need for expensive cameras to record everything an officer does, because they should place their faith in the police to uphold the law at their discretion. Advocates of both sides would agree that justice is the
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