The American Criminal Justice System

The American Criminal Justice System - o Crime Control...

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The American Criminal Justice System Three Components of the Criminal Justice System: o Police o Judiciary o Corrections The costs are distributed at the federal, state, and local levels. o State and local governments carry most of the costs. o Most criminal justice employees are at the state and local levels. Crime control is complex in a democratic society. Crime is low in authoritarian societies; this is at the cost of individual rights. Two Models of the Criminal Justice System (Packer):
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Unformatted text preview: o Crime Control Model o Due Process Model Two Models of the Criminal Justice System (Packer): o Crime Control Model Assembly-Line Justice Goal: Solving and Closing Cases Assumption: Most of the Accused are Guilty o Due Process Model Obstacle Course Goal: Protect the Rights of the Accused Assumption: It’s better to let ten guilty persons go free than to convict one innocent person....
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