Three Main Components Of The Criminal Justice System

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Chidozie Arah
Quiz 3
CJT

The three main components of the criminal justice system are law enforcement, courts and corrections. The first component, law enforcement, are made up of three levels or sections: local, state, and federal law enforcement. The function of law enforcement today are to enforce laws, provide services, prevent crime, and to preserve peace in society and communities. Local law enforcement protect the lives and properties of citizens in the community, maintain order, catch those who break the law, and strive to prevent crimes, and testify at trials and hearings for crimes that happened mostly in the community. An example of a local police officer are county police. State law enforcement have the same responsibilities

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