Lec003_studnotes - The Goals of Criminal Justice Do Justice...

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Unformatted text preview: The Goals of Criminal Justice Do Justice : basis for rules, procedures institutions Three principles of doing justice: Hold offenders accountable Protect the rights of those that have contact with the system.-Rights of individuals vs. power of the state Like offenses will be treated alike: taken into account relevant differences among offenders and offenses. The Criminal Justice System Controlling Crime- arrest, prosecute, convict- Criminal law defines what is illegal; rights of citizens; procedures to achieve systems goals Preventing crime Deterrent effects of police, courts, and corrections Prevention interventions (D.A.R.E. etc) The Criminal Justice System Federalism: national and state governments History American government was created in 1789 Constitution Two Justice Systems Both (national and state) Enforce laws Try criminal cases Punish offenders Criminal Justice in a Federal System Expansion of Federal Involvement Since 1960s federal government has expanded its role More active in legislation Expanded federal law enforcements Wired scope of federal courts Built more federal prisons Presidents Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice (1967) FBI assists in local investigations Increased interagency cooperation after september 11, 2001 Criminal Justice in a Federal System The system perspective...
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