Review Questions 1. Identify and discuss two different goals that the criminal justice system has. One of the goals for the criminal justice system is deterrence. Deterrence is when someone sees consequences given to people that commit crimes, people would be less likely to commit those crimes. Another goal for the criminal justice system is incapacitation, which is when they take certain criminals and put them in isolated areas so that they cannot harm the public. 2. What are two different types of deterrence? Describe each type. One type of deterrence is general deterrence where the law gives punishments to criminals so that people can see them and not want to commit the crimes. Then, specific deterrence is when a particular person is given punishment to try to stop that person from committing the same crime. 3. Why are victims considered the first “gatekeepers” of the criminal justice system? Victims are gatekeepers, because they see the original crime committed and decided whether or not to report it.
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- Fall '18
- Tina Kushner
- Criminal Justice, criminal law