Exploring Historical Context And Progress In Criminal Justice Research Paper

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Reflections Paper: The Path Towards Fair and Impartial Administration of Justice: Exploring Historical Context and Progress in Criminal Justice Organizations

Korey G. Lewis, Sr.
Liberty University
CJUS 520
Evaristus Obinyan
Sun Jul 2, 2023

The criminal justice system has been persistently criticized for its disparities and inequalities, especially those relating to racial biases. These issues are entrenched in the historical context of justice administration, tracing back to politicization and profit-oriented practices. This paper delves into the evolution of criminal justice administration, assessing how leadership, organizational models, and theories can contribute to a more equitable justice system. The interconnectedness …show more content…

They are deeply rooted in societal power structures (Adams, 2014). The historical bias and disparities, notably racial, underscore these broader societal prejudices within justice organizations (Adams, 2014). The politicization of justice administration and its profit-oriented nature have contributed to these inequalities, necessitating a critical examination.

Justice organizations, akin to the societies they serve, can evolve, and improve. As society becomes more aware of systemic biases and injustices, a demand for more equitable justice administration arises. Change in these systems relies on understanding deeply entrenched dynamics and applying intentional corrective strategies.

Systems theory offers a framework for understanding the interconnectedness within justice organizations and larger societal structures (Adams & Brown, 2018). Understanding these interactions allows for identification of points for initiating positive change. The changes could include adopting inclusive organizational models, implementing community-oriented policing, fostering ethical leadership, and ensuring justice administration reflects societal diversity and …show more content…

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