Stakeholders In The Criminal Justice System

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Within the criminal justice system there are several stakeholders such as law enforcement officials, prosecutors, juries and judges who play a critical role in the processes which are intricate to the justice system. These systems serve as a pendulum to balance the scale of justice so that no one side is unequal to the laws that are applied. Within this intricate system there are multiple steps that occur when processing felony charge(s) cases. These steps include the investigation, the arrest, arraignment, trial, sentence, and appeals (Nichols, n.d). The first step in maintaining justice involves law enforcement officers who are often the first responders when criminal acts are committed. Investigations are one of many key critical tasks
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