Criminal Justice Notes - Criminal Justice Notes 8/291....

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Criminal Justice Notes 8/29- 1. Criminology is the study of crime CJ is a overview of braud elements 1. Police 1. Judge 2. Courts 2. Jury 3. Corrections 3. Executioner 1. Is CJ a system? 1.1.What is a system? 1.1.1. Something that works together has functional intergraded and interdependent parts. All working together. EX. Human Organ systems (liver, hart, lungs…) 1.1.2. Change in a system must be slow and gradual, so not to “shock and kill” the system. 1.1.3. The CJ system is very complex. 2. Discretion- the ability to make independent decions. 3. Most people’s first contact with the CJ system is with the Police 4. In the US we use a dual system 4.1.Federal 4.2.State (85% of CJ is started by the States.) 4.2.1. For every 1 felony of federal courts, 20 Cases in state courts. 5. There are three competing goals of the CJS 5.1.Doing justice 5.2.Controlling Crime 5.3.Preventing Crime 6. Serve and Protect 6.1.What does that mean? 6.2.Doing what people want and expect of them.
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course CRIM 200 taught by Professor Egbo during the Fall '06 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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