The American System of Criminal Justice by George F. Cole, Christopher E. Smith, Christina DeJong

By George F. Cole, Christopher E. Smith, Christina DeJong

This vintage most sensible vendor examines felony justice throughout a number of disciplines, offering components from criminology, sociology, legislation, background, psychology, and political technology. huge assurance of the evidence, uncompromising scholarship, an attractive writing sort, and compelling supply of present occasions make the yankee procedure OF legal JUSTICE, thirteenth variation, the best books to be had for an in-depth examine the yankee legal justice method.

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These values are stressed even though some guilty defendants may go free because the evidence against them is not conclusive enough. By contrast, the crime control model values efficient case processing and punishment over the possibility that innocent people might get swept up in the process. 4. What are the main features of the crime control model? 5. What are the main features of the due process model? Stop and Analyze: The due process model is most frequently portrayed in television dramas and movies that show criminal cases argued in trials in front of juries.

Compare your opinion, student opinion, and the general public’s opinion. Contemporary Policies Over the past several decades, both conservatives and liberals have promoted policies for dealing with crime. Each group has its own perspective on what works best to advance justice. Conservatives believe that solutions will come from stricter enforcement of the law through the expansion of police forces and the enactment of laws that require swift and certain punishment of criminals (Logan and DiIulio, 1993: 486).

S. laws reflect the desire to avoid unnecessarily depriving people of liberty, either by permitting the police to arrest people at will or by punishing a person for a crime that he or she did not commit. Although all Americans prize freedom and individual rights, they often disagree about the policies that deal with crime. Our greatest challenge as we move through the twenty-first century may be to find ways to remain true to the principles of fairness and justice while operating a system that can effectively protect, investigate, and punish.

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