models of the criminal justice system

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Models of the criminal justice system 1 Models of the criminal justice system Stephenie Hyatt CSJ/200 September 3, 2010 Monty H. Mathis
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models of the criminal justice system 2 There are several different things to take into consideration when one is comparing the ideal of due process against the American justice system. An item called due process is a right granted to every American and guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. This process guards the rights of Americans that are accused of a crime. This is done so that people do not become marked and remain innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This ideal is used quite often, so it is very well developed and solid. The system of practices and organizations used by national and local governments and directed at maintaining social balance, while deterring and controlling crime is the Criminal Justice System. It also deals with the people who break laws and dealing out criminal penalties. The criminal justice system is comprised of police officers, courts and
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Unformatted text preview: judges, prosecuting and defense attorneys, and correctional facilities. These agencies are meant to operate within the laws they have been entrusted to uphold. As the accused are being processed through the system, the government must remain with the constraints of the law that protect the rights of all people. Court appointed rehabilitation and other preventive programs are not well supported, which is why the crime model is not as effective. With this being said, the due process model of the American justice system is more effective than the crime control model. I firmly believe that the due process system is much more effective because the Criminal justice does not possess a way of working to prevent crime other than to prosecute criminal offenders. Models of criminal justice system 3 Reference Which Model? Crime Control or Due Process . Retrieved on 3 September, 2010 http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/topicArticleId-10065,articleId-9911.html...
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2010 for the course ONLINE CJS200 taught by Professor Montymathis during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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