Criminal Justice Intervention Paper

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The justice system is constant work in progress as the system must change and evolve to meet the needs, demands and requirements of the times we live in. The justice system and its statutes sometimes struggle to keep up with the ever-changing world; thus making them lag behind. As stated, one of the core functions of the justice system is to provide intervention programs for those individuals who are deemed to be at risk. Intervention programs do exist but still the justice system is overburden with many criminal cases. The inability of justice programs to work as they are intended to is seen as one of the significant problems facing the justice system. Welsh and Harris (2013) seeks to explain the inability of the justice programs to not work in stating, “The problem is that many criminal justice interventions fall short of their goals because of poor planning, poor implementation, and poor evaluation. It is fair to say we have not yet discovered “what works” to reduce crime.” From this, it is clear that the development of interventions is not the issue and not the cause for them to not succeed in their mandates but the problem is within their planning.
Welsh and Harris (2013) believes that in order to
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The justice system will not be the only beneficiary of this correction but society at large. Using the planned change approaches outlined above is great place to start in changing the dynamics of existing and future programs. While these approaches offer an option to a solution, the Welsh and Harris (2013) states, “Planned change improves the likelihood of successful intervention, but it cannot guarantee it. Even when planned change is successful, it may not be permanent. Planned change is dynamic; like the problems it seeks to

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