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Herbert Packer, a Stanford University law professor, constructed two models, the crime control model and the due process model, to represent the two competing systems of values operating within criminal justice. The tension between the two accounts for the conflict and disharmony that now is observable in the criminal justice system. Crime Control Model tries to deter crime by all means. Therefore, crime control model is less protective of individual rights. Crime control model is in favor of the idea that individual rights must be put aside for the purpose of maintaining public safety. Crime control model assumes that sometimes one has to give up ones rights for the benefit of society as a whole. Unlike a crime control model, a public health model looks at particular kinds of crime like drug abuse or prostitution as public health issues. There have been many papers comparing and contrasting the role that the due process model and crime control model have on shaping criminal procedure policy. Professor Herbert Packer, in his "The Limits of the
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