Herbert Packer's The Limits Of The Criminal Sanctions

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In Herbert Packer's book “The Limits of the Criminal Sanctions,” he describes the two criminal justice models that he referenced as the “due process model and the crime control model.” (Bohm, Hailey, 2012, p.16.). Herbert explained the two models in detail and made valid points about the advantages of both of the models.

The crime control model was the first model described by Herbert Packer. “ In this control model , the control of criminal behavior is by far the most important function of criminal justice.” (Bohm, Hailey, 2012,p.16.). Defendants are presumed to be guilty upon their arrest and resolving their cases is a major point in this model. Plea deals are used to alleviate the overcrowding in the criminal justice
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