Review Questions Identify and discuss two different goals that the criminal justice system has. One goal is preventing the crime from happening in the first place. Another goal is to reform offenders so they become good patrons in society. What are two different types of deterrence? Describe each type. Two types of deterrence are general and specific. General deterrence is the thought that if people saw how other criminals are treated they won’t want to commit a crime. Specific deterrence is when criminals punished harshly will not repeat the same crime. Why are victims considered the first “gatekeepers” of the criminal justice system? Victims are considered “Gatekeepers” because they are the first to decide if there is a crime. What is probable cause? Describe a situation where there would be probable cause? Probable cause is when there is enough evidence to take someone in. If someone is seen using a stolen item, then the police have probable cause to take them in.
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- Fall '14
- Criminal Justice, criminal law, assault