Models of the Criminal Justice System Checkpoint

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Write a 200- to 300-word response comparing and contrasting the two models for the American criminal justice system: the crime control model and the due process model. Which aspect of the system do you believe is more effective? Why? The Crime Control model is a system in which emphasis is placed on the deterrence of crime. And when someone who is least likely to have committed the crime will be let go, and those who are more likely to have committed the crime is pushed through the court system and convicted and soon as possible. The Due Process model is where the rights of the individual are protected from the full power of the government, and thus having to prove guilt rather than innocence.
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Unformatted text preview: I believe that both should be combined, because one or the other cannot fully protect the American people. Meaning, with crime control, many innocent people would be put in jail and or put to death without even getting all the necessary evidence and facts, and those that were guilty could go free because they were able to lie or buy their way out. With Due Process however, yes less innocent people are convicted, but the length of time it takes to convict and sentence an individual can take years. Then, even though they have been convicted, and sentenced to death, they can stay on death row for years through the appeals process....
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