CJS 200 Week 1 Models of the Criminal Justice System

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When evaluating the due process model in comparison to the American justice system there are many differences to take into consideration. Due process is constitutionally guaranteed to each and every American. The due process model protects the rights of people who are accused of a crime. This is so that they do not become a target and are innocent until proven guilty. This model is practiced often, and therefore more developed and concrete. Criminal justice is the system of practices, and organizations, used by national and local governments, directed at maintaining social control, deterring and controlling crime, and sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties. When processing the accused through the criminal justice system, government must keep within the framework of laws that protect individual rights. The
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Unformatted text preview: criminal justice system consists of law enforcement (police), courts, prosecutors, defense attorneys and corrections. Criminal justice agencies are intended to operate within the rule of law. Overall, the due process model of the American justice system is more effective than the crime control model. In saying this, I would say that the due process model is more effective because the Criminal justice has no way of working to stop crime other than to prosecute criminal offenses, which only occurs after the fact, to act as a deterrent. Rehabilitation and other preventative programs have not been well supported. Hence, the crime control model is less effective....
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