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final_review - General trends: *Crime rates are decreasing...

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General trends: *Crime rates are decreasing *Criminal population increasing *more serious offenders are being released on parole *mala en se= crimes wrong in themselves murder, rape, stealing *mala prohibita=crimes wrong according to society vice, drugs, gambling, prostitution *most concerned with street crimes, visible crimes and ordinary crimes Criminal Justice System Concepts: *first ten amendments= Bill of Rights *Federalism=division of power- state and federal *Discretion- making decisions based on own judgment *exchange relationships: systems in the criminal justice system sharing info in order to share goals- the mutual transfer of resource between actors (ex. Between prosecutor and defendant) *net widening- increasing the control of the criminal justice system over more people; increasing control and # of people involved *warrant- court order allowing search or arrest *arrest- physically taking someone into custody *issue in civil trials—can be found liable *burden of proof in civil trials: preponderance of the evidence *issue in criminal trials: guilty- beyond reasonable doubt Courts : *most criminal cases processed in state trial courts
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