Criminal Justice - INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE Law...

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INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE Law Enforcement and Justice Administration 101 Western Illinois University Louis S. DiFonso – Instructor
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REQUIRED READING 101 – Ppts LEJA Internet Articles Target City News Stories A Time To Kill , John Grisham
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Criminal Justice in the U.S. A Network of Interaction Network – an intricate web of constantly changing relationships Key Players: Public, Legislators, Police, Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, Judges, Correctional Officials
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Criminal Justice in the U.S. Design Goal: Protection Public safety Victim security Rights of the accused
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Viewing the CJS Interrelated/independent key players Subject to internal/external pressures Public and political pressures Key players – legal requirements operating procedures Constant interpretation occurs Pursue similar, but not identical goals
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Key Players Interrelated - Independent Similar – Not Identical Goals Publics Safe place to live Police Arrests officer safety Lawyers Prosecutors/Defense Convictions Pleas Appeals Legislators laws/reelection Judges Due process – impartial trials - sentencing Correction Officials Punishment, rehabilitation
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE NETWORK IMPERFECT AND EVOLVING Human relationship dynamics Major influence “System” vs. Individual Performance – Individuals create outcomes Examples/?’s
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TERRITORIAL JEALOUSY Actions to protect turf –”turf wars” Yourself Co-workers or superiors Agency – organizational survival Budget Resources “turf wars” = (-) impact on cooperation
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HOW TO CONTROL CRIME? KEY PLAYERS
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course LEJA 101 taught by Professor Difonso during the Fall '07 term at Western Illinois University.

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