Lecture 2 - Crime Control

Lecture 2 - Crime Control - Crime Control Competing...

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Crime Control Competing Perspectives
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Crime Control What is the best way to protect society? These are polemics… Individual-Rights Advocates versus Public-Order Advocates
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Crime Control Individual-Rights Advocates Seek to protect personal freedoms within the criminal justice system
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Individual-Rights Advocates Primary foci: Guaranteeing the right of defendants Understanding the root causes of crime
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Crime Control Public-Order Advocates Argue that that there are certain circumstances involving the criminal threat to public safety, the interests of society should take precedence over individual rights.
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Public-Order Advocates Primary foci: Social order Public Safety Rights of Victims Less concerned with causes of crime
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Individual-Rights Advocates Versus Public-Order Advocates The need for a balanced approach
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Individual-Rights Versus Public-Order Individual-Rights Public-Order Freedoms and Crime Prevention privileges of citizens & respect for the Rights of Victims rights of the accused
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Why the shift? Since the later part of
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