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1 - Welcome to CCJ 3024 Welcome to CCJ 3024 Criminal Justice Systems Criminal Justice Systems Instructor Dr Watkins Instructor Dr Watkins Graduate

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Unformatted text preview: Welcome to CCJ 3024 Welcome to CCJ 3024 Criminal Justice Systems Criminal Justice Systems Instructor: Dr. Watkins Instructor: Dr. Watkins Graduate Assistant: Megan Magers Graduate Assistant: Megan Magers Course Website: Course Website: pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~rwatkins pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~rwatkins What does our culture contribute to our views and factors associated with crime, deviance, and the criminal justice system? What is culture? What is the difference between crime and deviance? What is the cause of crime? deviance? How should the CJ system treat criminals? What is Herbert Packer’s Crime Control Model Understand the relationship between theory and practice as a basis for the foundation of our criminal justice system. Defined as the totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, language, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.  Culture significantly effects behavioral patterns. Societal Typologies and impact on CJ System  History of Crime  Criminal Justice System Timeline  Scope of the System  Formal vs. Informal Criminal Justice Practices Due Process vs. Crime Control Wedding Cake Courtroom Workgroups  Perspectives on Justice  Trends today in CJ 5 Mechanistic Solidarity  Small homogeneous societies  Bound by tradition  Behavior regulated by informal social controls  Consensus perspective Organic Solidarity  Large heterogeneous societies  Bound by need to prosper  Behavior regulated by formal social controls  Conflict perspective 5 Formal Social Control regulation of behavior through laws and rules Informal Social Control regulation of behavior through norms, mores, cultural beliefs Gun Control Crime is not a recent development, it has existed throughout American history.  Crime has evolved along with American society. Unit 1 - 8 Unit 1 - 9 Costs federal, state, and local governments roughly $200 billion a year for civil and criminal justice, which represents an increase of more than 300% since 1982. Employs more than 2.4 million people It costs $70,000 to build a prison cell, and about $22,000/year per inmate . While the crime rate has decreased...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course CCJ 3024 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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1 - Welcome to CCJ 3024 Welcome to CCJ 3024 Criminal Justice Systems Criminal Justice Systems Instructor Dr Watkins Instructor Dr Watkins Graduate

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