The Politics of Criminal Justice

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The Politics of Criminal Justice Politics  is the process by which resources are distributed or allocated. As a famous political scientist  once remarked, “Politics is who gets what, when, and how. ” Political considerations are a necessary  but sometimes problematic part of criminal justice.  Politics of selecting decision makers Criminal justice decision makers are selected through election or appointment. In some states,  voters elect judges, while in other states, governors appoint them. In either case, the selection  process is political. Lawyers who have performed political deeds for their party often become  candidates for judgeships. As for federal judges, the president appoints them and the Senate  confirms them. The political process profoundly influences the U.S. Supreme Court. Retirements 
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course CJ 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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