Robert Kerin-CC1024D-10M-Unit1

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Robert Kerin CC1024D-10M Unit 1 8/25/2009 The Criminal Justice System has 4 categories in which Samuel Walker proposed to call the Wedding Cake Model. Samuel Walker made this assumption to show that the justice system handles cases differently depending on who you are, or who you know. The first layer would come to be known as the “celebrated cases.” The most famous one that comes to mind on this is the O.J Simpson case. This is the case where he was accused of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman back in 1995. The second layer is known as “serious felonies.” For this I would like to bring up the “North Hollywood shootout” A major bank robbery in the US happened on Feb. 28 th 1997. It was an armed confrontation between two heavily-armed and armored bank robbers, Larry Eugene
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Unformatted text preview: Phillips Jr. and Emil Matasareanu, and the patrol and SWAT officers of the Los Angeles Police Department. The third layer is the “less serious felonies.” This would be your Rape victim had been some prior relationship between the victim and the offender. The fourth layer would come to be known as “misdemeanor cases.” There are millions of these cases handled by the criminal justice system each year. Some of the types of violations for this level would be disorderly conduct, shoplifting. Resources used for this paper are as follows: Introduction to Criminal Justice , 11e Larry J. Siegel, Joseph J. Senna: Thomsom Wadsworth 2008 http://www.bookrags.com/highbeam/the-oj-simpson-trial-19951003-hb/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Hollywood_shootout...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2009 for the course CC1024D CC1024D taught by Professor Unknown during the Summer '09 term at Everest University.

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