Criminal Justice System Analysis

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The main components that make up our Criminal Justice system are the agencies of law enforcement, judicial court system, and corrections. These three component entities function separately but each work together with each other to achieve the purposes of maintaining law and order, and the public safety of their respective communities that each serves in administering justice. Each of the aforementioned three components generally encompasses a point of view defined as the consensus model (Schmalleger, 2016). The consensus model is a perspective in the criminal justice field which assumes that each of the system’s components press towards a overall achievement and the movement of incidents (cases) and individuals through the process runs smoothly…show more content…
The court has the responsibly of determining the innocence and/or guilt of any suspect during a judicial proceeding whether criminal, civil, and/or both. The suspect while involved in this component is identified as being a defendant, and will be afforded the opportunity to defend themselves against the charges brought against them as they obtained evidence is presented by the prosecution. Based upon the verdict of the court, the defendant will be either found guilty or not guilty of the alleged offense. If the defendant is found guilty of the charges(s), they will receive a sentence issued by the presiding judge who will determine the appropriate punishment established by both the state law and statute for the offense. After the punishment is imposed, the defendant is then remanded into the custody of the sheriff/corrections to carry out the…show more content…
These two aforementioned perspectives are a strongly contested issue in our country and probably the entire known civilized world which challenges the fabric of how justice is administered within the criminal justice system. It is probably the number one primary determents of the modern practices of criminal law, police practices, sentencing, and corrections (Schmalleger, 2016). Our country provides each of its citizen’s individual rights which I believe at times conflict with our public order causing problems with crime control today. Many millennial and even the baby boom generation probably view our rights as a necessity without responsibility attached to it, and this has allowed many hindrances along with abuses in the pursuit of justice. For example, I want to use from my experiences as a police officer and detective the problem many I my profession face when it comes to dealing with 4th and 5th Amendment issues concerning criminal cases involving search and seizures and witness testimony. Let’s say that a police officer obtains credible evidence (narcotics, stolen firearm, etc.)
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