Criminal Justice and the Community

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Criminal Justice and the  Criminal Justice and the  Community Community The Re-thinking of Traditional  The Re-thinking of Traditional  Policing Models Policing Models
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Two Assumptions of the Idea  Two Assumptions of the Idea  of Community Justice of Community Justice 1. Different jurisdiction and areas have to be treated  in flexible and adaptive ways.  Justice, and its  delivery, must be tailored to the specific features  and needs of a community. 2. “The second assumption is that formal systems  of social control, such as the criminal justice  system, are not the main mechanisms of public  safety.  Rather, informal social controls—families,  neighbors, social organizations, and friendship  relations—form the most important foundation for  public safety” (Clear and Cadora, 1-2).  
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The Priorities of  The Priorities of  Community Justice Community Justice 1. “Community justice selects high-impact locations” (2).  This  refers to  those areas of a neighborhood that have a high   those areas of a neighborhood that have a high  concentration of criminal activity.  Special strategies can be  concentration of criminal activity.  Special strategies can be  designed to promote public safety. designed to promote public safety. 2. “Community justice approaches its tasks in these areas by  2. “Community justice approaches its tasks in these areas by  working to strengthen the capacity of informal social control:  working to strengthen the capacity of informal social control:  families, neighborhood groups, friends, and social supports”  families, neighborhood groups, friends, and social supports”  (2).  To achieve this, community justice adapts a  (2).  To achieve this, community justice adapts a  proactive  proactive  strategy  strategy  in preference to the traditional  in preference to the traditional  reactive  reactive  one. one. 3.  3.  Partnerships  Partnerships  are developed with residents, businesses, and  are developed with residents, businesses, and  other social services.  Coordination between these various  other social services.  Coordination between these various  groups is encouraged as an active source of increasing public  groups is encouraged as an active source of increasing public  safety. safety.
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Criminal Justice and Social  Criminal Justice and Social  Justice Justice Criminal justice is, essentially, a  negative  type of  justice.  Criminal ‘justice’ is about the allocation of  appropriate punishment to the those who have  been found to deserve it. Social justice, in contrast, is “concerned with the 
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