CJS200 Week 1 Checkpoint Models of the Criminal Justice System

CJS200 Week 1 Checkpoint Models of the Criminal Justice System

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Models of the Criminal Justice System The due process model is the principle that an individual cannot be deprived of life, liberty, or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards. Any person that is charged with a crime is required to have their rights protected by the criminal justice system under the due process model. The crime control model for law enforcement is based on the assumption of absolute reliability of police fact-finding, treats arrestees as if they are already found guilty. Some of the differences between the due process model and the crime control model are in the due process model people that are arrested are perceived to be innocent until proven in a court of law. The crime control model believes that the people that are arrested are guilty and need to be
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Unformatted text preview: punished by the government. Another difference with both models is the due process model believes that policing within the criminal justice system is essential to maintaining justice within society. The crime control model believes that the arresting of people in the criminal justice system has a negative effect and slows down the process of the criminal justice system. Between the two of them, I would have to say I believe more in due process. Reasoning is that I do not feel that everyone that is arrested is guilty. There have been many cases where someone has been released due to being wrongfully convicted. I think that unless all the facts are there, that person is innocent until proven guilty....
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