Understand The Complexity Of The Criminal Justice System

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In order to understand the complexity of the criminal justice system, one must be able to identify crime as a whole. Crime is defined as going against the laws of a state or the country. According to Neubauer& Fradella (2014), the criminal justice system is defined as a set of agencies, and processes established by the government; to control crime and impose penalties on the violators of the law. There are two main components of the criminal justice system; mainly the state and the federal justice system. The state justice system handles crimes that have been committed within the boundaries of a particular state. The federal justice system handle crime committed against federal property and or in more than one state and is therefore not within a particular state. There is no single criminal justice system in the United States of America. However, there are many individual systems whose mandate is quite common. This mandate is to both control crime and impose penalties on individuals that commit crime. …show more content…

In this model the responsibility is to ensure that crime is deterred. It is less sensitive of individual rights and tends to favor the idea that individual rights must be sidelined to ensure the safety of the public. There are two main crime control models namely the due process and crime control model. The due process model tends to credit the principle that individual is not to be deprived of their individual rights such as the right to life, the right to liberty and so forth without following the right legal channels. When an individual is charged with a criminal offense, their rights are still protected by the criminal justice

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