Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 I. Traditional Goals 1. Doing Justice...

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Lecture 3 15:22  I. Traditional Goals 1. Doing Justice 3 Principles Accountability: being responsible for one’s actions Protection of Rights Fairness and Impartiality 2. Controlling Crime  police enforce the law and make arrests Reactive Approach Police react to crime, they don’t control it Through visibility of police action, others are deterred Impact? Really, “control” 3. Preventing Crime Proactive Approach Seeks to deter/avoid crime before it occurs Eliminate causes of crime Through research, figure out which groups are causing the most crime “Deterrent effects of actions of police, etc.”  pg 6 II. What is the System? What is a legal system? A complex whole consisting of interdependent parts whose actions are directed toward  goals and are influenced by the environment within which they function. (text pg. 11) LEGAL SYSTEM: Operating set of:
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Interdependent (dependence between the actors) Institutions/Actors (cops, judges, prosecutors, jails) Procedures, and Laws/rules Directed toward gaining criminal justice As many legal systems as there are sovereign states and nations
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Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 I. Traditional Goals 1. Doing Justice...

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