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Lecture 1 - What is criminal justice

Lecture 1 - What is criminal justice - Chapter 1 Crime In...

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Chapter 1 – Crime In America Outline Defining criminal justice Major components Major steps (arrest to imprisonment)
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Criminal Justice vs. Criminology What’s criminal justice? Study of the agencies of formal social control that handle offenders What’s criminology? Scientific study of the etiology (origin), extent, & nature of crime in society
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Goals of Criminal Justice (1) Control & prevent crime Outcome orientation Reduce crime through punishment & deterrence (2) Promote fairness & due process Process orientation Establish rules & preserve individual rights at all stages of the CJS
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Goals of Criminal Justice (cont.) Tension between controlling crime/safety & promoting fairness/freedom The legitimacy of the CJS is determined by its success at balancing both goals Too much crime control = repressive system Too much fairness = no offender accountability
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Criminal Justice System The agencies charged with enforcing the law at each of stage of the justice process.
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C o p s C o u r t s C o r r e c t i o n s T h e C r i m i n a l J u s t i c e S y s t e m Major Components – the “3 Cs” The agencies charged with enforcing the law at each of stage of the justice process.
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Two perspectives on how the ‘3 Cs’ interact: Conflict Model Agencies are self-serving and compete for limited resources There is not an actual criminal justice system Functionalist Model Agencies work together toward a common goal of controlling crime and reducing its burden on society A complex system that works toward a common goal
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