Chap14-CriminalJusticeSystem

Chap14-CriminalJusticeSystem - Chapter 14 The Criminal...

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Chapter 14 The Criminal Justice System
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What is the Criminal Justice System ‘Agencies of government charged with enforcing law, adjudicating crime, and correcting criminal conduct.’ 55,000 public agencies, employing over 2 million people, and costs about $150 billion per year to operate. Nearly 14 million people are arrested each year.
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Criminal Justice Population
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Police and Law Enforcement 17,000 law enforcement agencies, 700,000 officers Police are the most visible agents of the justice process – they are given a great deal of discretion, but are also subject to a great deal of scrutiny. 1 – How serious is the crime? 2 – What does the victim want? 3 – Is the suspect cooperative? 4 – Does the suspect have a record? 5 – Are bystanders watching? 6 – What is the suspect’s race?
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Police and Law Enforcement Community Policing – requires departments to reshape their forces into
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