-What Do Laws Do?
Laws help to:
Regulate human interaction.
Enforce moral beliefs. (can be deviance)
Define the economic environment.
Support the powerful. Sustain individual rights.
The Crime Picture
-The Collection of Crime Data Figure 2-1
-The Value of Data
Data are valuable and can be used to
1. Shape public policy
2. Analyze and evaluate existing programs
3. Create new programs
4. Plan new laws
5. Develop funding requests
Criminal Justice Chapter 1 Notes
-The Nature of Crime
is always evolving. Historical developments shape our legal system and our
understanding of crime and justice.
Individual Rights and Public Order: The Struggle for Balance
Individual Rights are t
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