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Classical Theory of Justice - The Classical Theory of Justice is definitely a complex issue to ponder. Although its definitive words seem simple, such as, “one good deed deserves another,” or “justice consists in rendering to each his due,” the interpretation of such justices is not clear. Because there is no such thing as a black and white system or world, I cannot simply say that all people will receive what is due to them. In fact, life appears to be much more of a gamble than a certainty. Example, ten people who reside in ten different locations could all perform a noble act....   [tags: Justice] 1188 words
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Justice for the Children - Justice for the Children   Sexual abuse is not a topic that we are unfamiliar with, but a subject that is usually not openly discussed. Many of these victims of sexual abuse have no voice and no justice. It has taken years for people in society to finally open their eyes and realize that this crime deserves to be noticed and the abusers punished. The laws are not made for the victims but for the predator. It is hard to believe that most abusers get away with this crime everyday. Before any laws came into effect society usually blamed the victim and the victim was sent away so they would not cause anymore problems....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1031 words
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Revenge Is Not Justice - Revenge is not Justice “With God as my witness, I have been falsely accused of these crimes. I did not commit them. I am an innocent man, and I just pray in the name of Jesus Christ that all this will be brought out. The truth will eventually be brought out.” That is a direct quote from Calvin C. Johnson Jr. that he said in 1983, at his sentence hearing (Hamikian). The death penalty is slowly depleting from countries and more than two-thirds of countries have stopped using is it as a form of punishment (Dying Out)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Need For Justice - The clash between good and evil perpetually permeates humanity. Balance of these forces through equality and tranquility is a goal sought after to amend injustice. Impartiality creates balance within a society. In addition, fairness through the application of law is a cornerstone of countless civilizations. The members of civilizations taught moralities through the tenets of religion heavily influence their integrity. The many manifestations and interpretations of righteousness confirm the eternal goal of civilization to do good unto others....   [tags: Justice System Essays] 942 words
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Scales of Justice - The Founding Fathers established the U.S. with special laws that give citizens the freedom that the British had denied to them. When they traveled to the country, the documents that the Founding Fathers wrote permitted them freedom of speech and freedom of religion. However, the Bill of Rights also grants citizens the right to a fair trial. Many judges have abused this right by creating their own opinions on cases before they have heard all the evidence against both sides. This principle, called judicial discretion, has helped weigh down the standard system of the scales of justice....   [tags: Justice System ]
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A Conservative Response to Restorative Justice - How would a conservative reply to a proposal for restorative justice. How would a restorative justice advocate respond to a conservative proposal for more prisons. Restorative justice is defined as “using humanistic, no punitive strategies to right wrongs and restore social harmony” (Siegel, 2008, p. 189). Instead of imposing harsh penalties on offenders like long prison sentences or even the death penalty, restorative justice calls for a more rehabilitative approach, such as reconciliation and offender assistance....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Procedures in the Criminal Justice System - “The criminal process is part of the State’s response to crime, part of the mechanism which the State applies substantive criminal law to its citizens”. (Ashworth & Redmayne, 2005, p.2) Within this essay, I will be looking at the procedures in the Criminal Justice System. Before laying the foundations of this work, I will briefly dedicate a few lines on what the Criminal Justice System is about. A Criminal Justice System is a set of legal and social establishments for carrying out the criminal law in agreement with a definite set of procedural regulations and restrictions....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Pursuing a Degree in Criminal Justice - Today our world is filled with crime. The people committing these crimes must have a consequence for their illegal actions. The system in place to keeping everything fair and safe is called the criminal justice system. This was put in place to ensure there is fairness and justice served to people who break the laws set up by the government. Criminal justice is one of the most important majors one can study due to the necessity to keep the streets safe and clean. From street cops, to state troopers all the way to criminal psychologists the criminal justice system is a very important part of modern society as it keeps us safe from murders, rapists and various other criminals....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Criminal Justice System in USA - The Criminal Justice System in the United States of America was established with noble intentions. The basis of the system can be traced back from the first book of the Bible Genesis, and the story of Cain and Able. The criminal justice system was established to be morally suitable for a growing diverse society. Moral dilemmas within the system arise from concerns related to principles of officials’ right and wrong behavior. These principles are often embedded into a culture of the human character, in other words, viewed as essential to the criminal justice system....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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The Division of Juvenile Justice Services - Introduction The Division of Juvenile Justice Services is a statewide agency that serves at-risk youth in the State of Utah. The vision and mission of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services to provide youth the best opportunity to realize their potential and improve their competence allowing them to be law-abiding and productive citizens. The Division of Juvenile Justice Services provides comprehensive services for at-risk youth within the framework of the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Encouragement in the Criminal Justice System - Encouragement is a form of positive reinforcement that every individual will require at some point. People encourage one another to make an individual strive to improve, to keep trying or to lift a person’s spirit. In times of frustration and doubt, encouragement can be used as a tool to promote growth or point a person in the right direction. Consider the hypothetical posed in unit one, in which the client was considering suicide. Thoughts of suicide result when a person is at their lowest point....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Criminal Justice: The Goals of Sentencing - Sentencing is the imposition of a criminal sanction by a sentencing authority , such as a judge. Schmallger & Smykla, 2009, pg# 71) There are seven goals of sentencing including revenge, retribution, just deserts, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation and restoration. Revenge refers to a retaliation to some kind of assault and injury. Revenge can be a type of punishment for the criminal justice system. The jury, sometimes, basis there choices on emotions, facts and evidence. It is considered revenge in some cases because the victim's looks at it that way when they feel justice has been served....   [tags: criminal justice]
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John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice - John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice holds that a rational, mutually disinterested individual in the Original Position and given the task of establishing societal rules to maximise their own happiness throughout life, is liable to choose as their principles of justice a) guaranteed fundamental liberties and b) the nullification of social and economic disparities by universal equality of opportunities, which are to be of greatest benefit to the least advantaged members of society , . Rawls’ system of societal creation has both strengths and weaknesses, but is ultimately sound....   [tags: A Theory of Justice]
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John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice - John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice holds that rational, mutually disinterested individuals, in the Original Position and given the task of establishing societal rules to maximise their own happiness throughout life, are liable to choose as principles of societal justice a) guaranteed fundamental liberties and b) the nullification of social and economic disparities by universal equality of opportunities, which are to be of greatest benefit to the least advantaged members of society , . Rawls’ system of societal cbfgdbre for the maintenance of fundamental liberties, equality of opportunity and support for the disadvantaged is exercised....   [tags: A Theory of Justice] 786 words
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Criminal Justice Codes of Ethics - Since the 1800’s, the main duties of a uniformed police officer revolved around carrying out patrols and investigations into crimes (CliffsNotes.com, 2011a). A usual patrol involves the officers either walking on foot or using vehicles travel around neighborhoods as a way of deterring criminal activities (CliffsNotes.com, 2011a). The investigative part of a police officer’s work usually comes in when a suspect of the case at hand has not been identified (CliffsNotes.com, 2011a). Usually, the detective has to sift through some evidence so as to identify the leads to the suspect....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Social Justice is NOT Achieved by Income Redistribution - The term “social justice” has existed since the 1840s and has continued to transform over the years. “Global justice” is simply another in a long line of interchangeable prefixes such as “national justice”, “economic justice” etc that precede the word justice. A plethora of policies are advocated under the name of “global justice”. This paper will consider the more popular proposal of income redistribution and consider its intellectual foundation and how it relates to justice, as well as its real world implications....   [tags: Global Justice, Economic Justice] 2017 words
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Crime, Justice, and Social Control - Is the criminal justice system more effective as a method of bringing the guilty to justice or as a deterrent or a method of social control. It is unanimously agreed that the aim of the criminal justice system is to provide equal justice for all according to the law, by processing of cases impartially, fairly and efficiently with the minimum but necessary use of public resources. It is a complex process through which the state decides which particular forms of behaviour are to be considered unacceptable and then proceeds through a series of stages - arrest, charge, prosecute, trial sentence, appeal punishment -' in order to bring the guilty to justice' (Munice & Wilson, 2006 pIX) and is desi...   [tags: Criminal justice] 1385 words
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Criminal Justice System and Process - Introduction According to Morrison (2008) crime is a salient fact which is an integral part of many adverse risks humans are susceptible to, today. On the other hand a crime which is a wrong doing can be classified as a felony or a misdemeanor; this is because it is against a public law. A felony can be defined as a serious crime that is punishable by at least a year’s jail-term whereas a misdemeanor is a crime whose punishment is either a fine or and up to a year in jail (Smith, 2008). Crimes are therefore defined as well as punished by statutes and the common law....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention found that high numbers of detention orders were being issued for status youth statewide. The main issue of concern was the valid court order exception to the DSO core requirement was used 2,000 times. This allowed judges to order non-delinquent youth in locked detention facility whose most serious violations involved repeat offenses of running away, skipping school or being rebelling against authority figures. The disturbing thing about this statistic is that the same year almost half the other states used the VCO 250 times or less....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juveniles and the Justice System - The United States sentences more juveniles to death than any other nation in the world (Justice, 2009) and our juveniles are being sentenced as young as ten years of age. These are juveniles being tried as adults, and something has to change and change fast. The younger generation is supposed to be our future leaders. How will our juveniles or the citizens of this country prevail if this continues we won’t be able to because most of our future leaders will be prisoner. (B, 2005) The U.S made legal history in 1989 when the world’s first juvenile court opened in Chicago (Rank, J.) Since 1990 many states have also adopted the “get tough” approach to juvenile justice as a response to the increa...   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Criminal Justice as Entertainment - Section one Generally, crime and law enforcement television programs have been tremendously popular, with constantly elevated ratings over time. More than a quarter of all prime time shows from the 1960s to the 1990s have centred on subjects of crime or criminal justice, which comprise the biggest single subject matter on television today, across all types of programming (Weigel and Jessor, 1999). Drawing on Carlson's (2001) review of the literature, we observe that these studies have characteristically enclosed five main interconnected areas: knowledge of and information on the system, compliance, rights, police images, and violence and victimization....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Criminal Justice System - The criminal justice system is composed of three parts – Police, Courts and Corrections – and all three work together to protect an individual’s rights and the rights of society to live without fear of being a victim of crime. According to merriam-webster.com, crime is defined as “an act that is forbidden or omission of a duty that is commanded by public law and that makes the offender liable to punishment by that law.” When all the three parts work together, it makes the criminal justice system function like a well tuned machine....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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War and Criminal Justice - Wars Since time immemorial, man has always lived in perpetual fear of his enemies. To ensure a secure environment or reach a desired goal conflicts in diverse forms have been the order of the day in suppressing objects that impede the desired goal. However, among other needs and wants for man, security has been a foremost requirement. Enemy objects take various forms. This can be man against man which has been the basis of both old and new wars. Many reasons have sparked war between man and his fellow man....   [tags: International Justice] 1793 words
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Canadian Criminal Justice System - Introduction The Canadian Criminal Justice System is, for the most part, reflective of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and various Supreme Court of Canada case-law. Everyone who finds themselves on the opposing end of the Criminal Justice System is entitled to certain protections every step of the way, beginning even before the arrest; laws protect us from unreasonable investigative techniques, guarantee certain rights at point of arrest, and provide us with the right to counsel. The bail court departs from the ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ standard in that the crown only needs to prove on a balance of probabilities (Kellough, 1996, p....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Youth Criminal Justice Act - The overwhelming majority of juveniles are involved in impulsive or risky, even delinquent behaviors during their teenage years. However, the majority go on to become very productive citizens who do not commit crimes. In order for this to continue the government established the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) which gives young offenders a chance to better themselves, and. By doing so, the YCJA helps teach youth that their actions are unacceptable and the punishments imposed are lesser then an adult....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Puerto Rico Criminal Justice - As a republic, Puerto Rico has a government that exercises political control over its citizens. As with any republic, a social contract exists between government and citizens in which citizens give up certain freedoms in order to enjoy the protection and comforts that a functioning government can provide. As a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico shares our three branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. Focusing on the judicial branch, one must look at the criminal justice system, which consists of policing, courts and corrections....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Notions of Justice in The Republic and Antigone - ... Tyranny and immorality are key notions presented in Antigone when referring to justice. In this play, Creon is presented to be a tyrannical and irrational ruler, while Antigone rejects this system and ultimate dies because of it. Creon views leadership in a selfish, immoral manner. When speaking to his son about his rule, he states, “The state is his who rules it, so ‘tis held” (Sophocles, p. 17). This directly emphasizes his tyrannical and near-dictatorship rule, as he views the state and his people as his personal property....   [tags: creon, justice, morality, plato]
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The Meaning of a Word: Justice Is Just This - The are certain words in the English language that are extremely difficult to define therefore to give them meaning, is to enter a fierce debate among thinkers. How does one define a word that is so abstract and whose definition and purpose varies so extensively from nation to nation, language to language, and person to person. One can only hope to grasp the concept of such words, before another person comes up with a slightly more adequate definition than the one currently leading the pack. The reason the definition these words vary as much as they do is simply because their meanings are bottom-line based on opinion....   [tags: Justice, definition, philosophy, ] 1243 words
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Underfunding in the Canadian Criminal Justice System - Underfunding in the Canadian Criminal Justice System Underfunding is the greatest Challenge that is faced by the Canadian Criminal Justice System. This paper will discuss the Police Forces aging population and the challenges to replace them when they retire, it will also look at the insufficient quantity of officers needed to investigate all crime. The underfunding of the legal aid program and the effects on the courts and family law will be discussed. Finally the effects of long-term underfunding of the countries prison system and its effects on the most vulnerable inmates will also be measured....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The History and Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System - The history of the juvenile justice system is a mixture of the criminal justice system, family court, child protective services, social services, orphanages, adoption and humanitarian growth. (Schmalleger, 2007) Where a child fit into the system would depend on the crime, family pedigree, financial standing, color and social status. Children of color would be treated harsher than whites, Indian children were treated worse than African American Children, and status was determined by the color of your skin....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Rise of Females in the Juvenile Justice System - Females are increasingly becoming more active in the juvenile justice system and this is said to be happening at alarming rates. It is important to learn more about why and how girls commit crimes so that we may also attempt intervention in an effective manner to prevent potential offenders and rehabilitate the girls who have already committed offenses. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has produced a report that includes a review of how these girls are getting into these situations, how states are dealing with this population of offenders, the national efforts that have taken place to attempt to address the needs of the adolescent female offender including training f...   [tags: Criminal Justice] 775 words
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The Deterrence Effect and Criminal Justice - Over the years a theory known as the deterrence effect has been proposed to the world of capital punishment. People believe that if you do something wrong, in this case, kill someone, then you will be put to death therefore preventing you from committing that wrong act again. This theory also states that by viewing or hearing about your punishment then others around you will not follow in your footsteps which will decrease the number of criminal acts committed. Econometric studies have started a panel data in order to view the validity of this theory....   [tags: Deterrence, Criminal Justice, ] 662 words
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Racial Inequalities in the Justice System - Many inequalities exist within the justice system that need to be brought to light and addressed. Statistics show that African American men are arrested more often than females and people of other races. There are some measures that can and need to be taken to reduce the racial disparity in the justice system. Racial disparity in the criminal justice system exists when the proportion of a racial or ethnic group within the control system is higher than the proportion of the group in the general population....   [tags: Racial Disparity in Criminal Justice]
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History of the Juvenile Justice System - This paper will discuss the history of the juvenile justice system and how it has come to be what it is today. When a juvenile offender commits a crime and is sentenced to jail or reform school, the offender goes to a separate jail or reforming place than an adult. It hasn’t always been this way. Until the early 1800’s juveniles were tried just like everyone else. Today, that is not the case. This paper will explain the reforms that have taken place within the criminal justice system that developed the juvenile justice system....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System Development]
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Ethics in Criminal Justice Professions - Criminal Justice professionals make decisions everyday and they have to be able to recognize when an issue involves ethical considerations. Therefore, in order to recognize these issues and make appropriate and correct decisions, it is important that the criminal justice professional study ethics. In order to make a good ethical decision the professional will have to have the ability to apply knowledge of ethics, know the ethical terminology and the concepts needed in making a good ethical decision....   [tags: Criminal Justice Ethics]
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Retribution and Restoration Justice - Why restoration justice is as futile as restitution justice. Concerns about the ineffectiveness of traditional criminal justice systems have perpetrated new approaches to criminal justice. Such new approaches to transitional justice or restorative justice like truth commission, trails, reparation, and lustration or vetting. But the apprehension of restorative justice and retributive justice bring to light the argument and made clear that each is not as impeccable or a straightforward answer to justice for all legitimate victims....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Rights] 1448 words
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Justice: Understandably Misunderstood - The concept of justice is simultaneously recognized and misunderstood around the world. The Oxford English Dictionary defines justice as “The quality of being (morally) just or righteous.” For such a brief definition it would not be unlikely to assume that the term justice is a superficial one. On the contrary, this age-old term might have started with a single simple meaning but has developed many more over its existence. The ways civilizations have evolved have in turn forced the word to evolve....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Justice: Understandably Misunderstood - The concept of justice is simultaneously perceived and misunderstood around the world. The Oxford English Dictionary defines justice as “The quality of being (morally) just or righteous.” For such a brief definition it would not be unlikely to infer that the term justice is a superficial one. On the contrary, this age-old term might have started with a single, lucid meaning but has developed many more over its existence. The evolution of civilizations has in turn forced the word to evolve. Due to evolving civilizations, the current state of justice has been lost and it is important to recollect it traits....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Purpose of Restorative Justice Methods - The Purpose of Restorative Justice Methods Introduction High rates of recidivism demonstrate that the judicial system has been unsuccessful in determining criminal activity. Alternatives to incarceration known as restorative justice has existed for centuries, yet has only been recently implicated into the Canadian judicial system. The practices of restorative justice have been proven very successful for minor offences among adults and youth in bringing together the offenders, victims, and the community....   [tags: Law, criminal justice system, criminology] 2057 words
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Idealistic and Realistic View of Justice - Introduction Throughout human existence, there has always been a struggle between the idealistic views and the realistic views of justice. The idealistic person believes that everyone deserves justice; however, there have been times when people have been wrongfully convicted for a crime and spent years in prison. In the movie, The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne understands the corruption of the justice system in Gotham City and creates a vigilante persona to bring justice to Gotham City. The Joker, the realist, realizes that Gotham City cannot be saved because he believes that the true nature of human beings is selfishness....   [tags: Batman, Plato, The Republic, justice system]
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Criminal Justice Trends - The criminal justice system is a group of institutions that work together to protect a society, prevent and control crime, and maintain justice; enforcing the laws regulated by society. As the years have gone by and society has evolved; so have the criminal justice system and its methods to accomplish its role in society. This short analysis will evaluate the main facts that have been affecting the criminal justice system for decades and have influenced the evolution the justice system is enduring in a changing society (Muraski, 2009)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Balancing Justice and Rehabilitation - Ideally, everyone is safe from harm because people care for one another with compassion. However, most only care for themselves, and worse, some individuals actually jeopardize and disrupt the well-being of the public. It is easy to label them all as immoral, but circumstances differ when they are young offenders. While it cannot keep everyone on track, the multistep juvenile justice system determines adolescent offenders’ consequences to provide them a chance for change and rehabilitation, making it overall effective and fair to juveniles and the community....   [tags: The Juvenile Justice System]
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Problem-Solving Criminal Justice Initiative - Problem-solving Criminal Justice Initiative We can all agree that an important goal of the American criminal justice system is rehabilitation. It expects that most, if not all, offenders to learn from his or her wrongdoing and become productive members of society (Ballenstedt, 2008). It is this thinking at the heart of a community-based initiative that is designed to bring law enforcement officials together to form a single concerted effort to identify and address patterns of crime, mitigate the underlying conditions that fuel crime, and engage the community as an active partner (Wolf, Prinicples of Problem-Solving Justice, 2007)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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The Criminal Justice System - The criminal justice system views any crime as a crime committed against the state and places much emphasis on retribution and paying back to the community, through time, fines or community work. Historically punishment has been a very public affair, which was once a key aspect of the punishment process, through the use of the stocks, dunking chair, pillory, and hangman’s noose, although in today’s society punishment has become a lot more private (Newburn, 2007). However it has been argued that although the debt against the state has been paid, the victim of the crime has been left with no legal input to seek adequate retribution from the offender, leaving the victim perhaps feeling unsatisf...   [tags: Restorative Justice, Mediation] 2367 words
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Criminal Justice Process - When a crime is committed against another person, then justice must be served to those who committed the crime. In some cases the crimes involve sexual attacks on grown adults while some offenses are against minors. In these examples the underling connection is the committed crimes of sexual abuse or sexual assault on adults and minors. When these crimes are brought before the justice system they are processed and the convicted are given a sentence to carry out but sometimes those sentences may not provide efficient time to produce the required outcome of correcting the individual or may be determined that there is no fixing the convicted disorder....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Criminal Justice Fields - Criminal Justice has numerous avenues in which to follow so making the choice of what specific field to choose a difficult decision. This is not a choice that should be taken lightly nor in haste but one that should be contemplated and examined closely. I have done an enormous amount of research on many of the fields of criminal justice narrowing it down to three: Forensics, Probation/ Parole and Homeland Security. For me personally, these are the best three choices given their potential for being challenging....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juvenile Justice Organization - The juvenile justice organization is rooted in the normal criminal justice organization. The major objective of a juvenile court might be different from the criminal court; however, the procedures have resemblance in application. The organizations are anchored in shielding society and seizing criminals responsible for their deeds. Once a juvenile, in this case Colleen M, goes into the juvenile justice structure, she goes through the intake procedure, detention, adjudication, disposition and aftercare (Scholte, 2002)....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 891 words
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Global Justice Movement - 1. The IMF and the World Trade Organization purpose are to keep countries up and running to serve a purpose of supply and demand. The purpose of the WTO is to ensure global trade commences smoothly, freely, and predictably to help better the countries employment rate, healthcare, and the country’s economy. The IMF makes loans so that countries can maintain the value of their currencies and repay foreign debt. These two organizations contribute to the money shortages that cause global issues such a poverty, civil issues, and unfair trade....   [tags: Global Justice] 950 words
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Restorative Justice and Young Offenders in Canadia - Voltaire once said, “Fear follows crime and is its punishment.” (Voltaire). Respectively, the concept to use opportunities that attempt to restore moral justice in Canadian youth punishment is indispensable. The Youth Criminal Justice Act enacted on April 1st, 2003 recognizes in the preamble that incarceration should only be exercised as a last resort sentence for violent youth ages twelve to seventeen, (Youth Criminal Justice Act (S.C. 2002, c. 1), 2002; Barron, 2009; Tustin & Lutes, 2011; Olivo, 2012, pp....   [tags: The Youth Criminal Justice Act]
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Restorative Justice - Introduction: Restorative justice is the idea that harm caused by a crime can be repaired (Wallis, 2007) and that the victim and community can be restored to how it was previously, rather than resorting to punishing the offender (Liebmann, 2007). At the moment, the criminal justice system is based on retributive justice over restorative justice; this is where a lawbreaker receives punishment in proportion to the crime inflicted (Milovanovic, 2007) and is given back what they have given the victim: harm (Koneke, 2011)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Fairness and Justice in the Australian Legal System - ... Equity developed out of a need to deliver fairer outcomes for those whose were aggrieved but whose claims did not fall within the strict principles allowed by common law. This is additional evidence to support that the ALS is based in fairness and justice. Further evidence still is that guiding the development of these judge made laws is the doctrine of precedent. “Justice requires that like cases should be decided alike…that legal principles applied in similar situations should be consistent” (Turner and Trone, 2013 pg....   [tags: ALS, fairness, justice]
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Restorative Justice - Restorative justice is an innovative approach to the criminal justice system that focuses on repairing the harm caused by crimes committed. The methods used in the conventional justice system may deter the offender from committing further crimes, but it does neither repair the harm caused, nor help them acknowledge their responsibility, instead it stigmatises them, worsening the situation instead of improving it (Johnstone 2003). “Stigmatisation is the kind of shaming that creates outcasts; it is disrespectful, humiliating” (p.85)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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My Education for a Career to Pursue Justice - “Make them sit in judgement of their fellow men, which is worse than swinging from the gallows.” Bertolt Brecht (The Caucasian Chalk Circle) (I recently watched a production of Brecht’s famous play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” which made me reflect upon the idea of the Law.) The distribution of justice is not an easy job as it will always leave one party dissatisfied; the boldness lies in deciding regardless which one will be dissatisfied. I have grown up in a small island where the power of justice and the application of the law have been often undermined as defenders of Human Rights, for the sake of big interests....   [tags: criminal justice, career,] 846 words
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The Paradox of Dominate Ideologies in the Fight of Social Justice. - Art is used in mass media to influence people, especially people in the generation and culture we live in today. The majority of art young people receive in our culture is through television and in particularly popular culture networks, like MTV. The television show on MTV called The Hills is an example of a show that promotes dominant ideology to young children/ teenagers. Slightly opposite of that would be another show on MTV called Jersey Shore, which is an example of a show that partly reinforces and partly challenges dominant ideology to the same type of audience....   [tags: Social Justice]
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Prosecuting Juveniles As Adults in The Criminal Justice System - The word most frequently used to describe the growth in the rate of violent crime among children 17 years old and younger is epidemic. The alarming rate at which children are committing crimes has increased the amount of questions on what should be done with these juveniles. The National Center for Juvenile Justice states how “Every state but Hawaii now allows juveniles to be tried as adults for certain crimes,” so why are people struggling with laws allowing young offenders to be tried as adults....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Parental Responsibility Laws and Juvenile Justice - ... Although outdated and in need of substantial improvements, I think that the current juvenile justice system is worth continuing. The juvenile justice system not only imprisons offenders, but provides at risk youths the opportunity to possibly benefit from rehabilitative programs such as scared straight, or related programs that can redirect, and provided juvenile offenders with other options. Many of today’s youth are in fact victims themselves choosing to join gangs or simply associate with persons that are not positive role models simply because their home life is unbearable and to them appear to be the lesser of the two evils....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System]
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Race and Social Class: Education and Criminal Justice System - America demands that all youth receive an education and that its educational system is free and open to all—regardless of class, race, ethnicity, age, and gender. However, the system is failing. There is still inequality in the educational system, and minorities’ experience with education is shaped by discrimination and limited access, while white people’s experience with education is shaped by privilege and access. The educational experience for minorities is still segregated and unequal. This is because the number of white children that are withdrawn from school by their parents is higher than the number of people of color enrolling....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Mental Health within the Criminal Justice System - This essay intends to address the role that state agencies, both within the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and more broadly the institutions of education, employment and health, play in supporting and implementing diversionary programs for offenders with mental health problems. Mental health is clearly one of the most critical issues facing the Australian and New South Wales (NSW) CJS with research indicating that offenders with mental health problems constitute the majority of those within the prison system....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Retributive Justice: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime - Crime and punishment has made some tremendous changes since the early modern time of the 1600s. A period where a wife, could be found guilty of being a scold, in other words, nagging her husband. Punishments for this crime consist of the wife being duck into the river or pond using a ducking stool that is said to still exist in Canterbury in Kent. The Scold’s Bridle was another form of punishment us for a nagging wife, she was made to wear this bridle as a form of embarrassment for her actions against her husband....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Risk Assessments Within The Criminal Justice System - Risk assessments are an essential component to the criminal justice system because without them jails and prisons could not perform their duties and would not be as efficient. Risk in principle is a fact, yet danger is an issue of perception, how much will society tolerate. People tolerate a lot of risks without noticing the dangers. Risk assessments let us know what is not easily noticed though they still have some blind spots where studies need to be done. The ways that community correction agencies use risk assessments, the elements that are risk assessed, and strengths and weaknesses of most risk assessments will be discussed....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Justice vs Revenge - Justice is part of revenge; as also for revenge is part of justice. “Justice” comes from a Latin word that means “straight, fair, equal”, it’s the quality of being righteous and loyal towards one’s state, although serves the interests of the stronger (Hourani, 1962), while revenge is the act of taking retaliation for injuries or wrongs. What ever the circumstances are being the individual who experiences a unjust act, results in the hunt for one of these two things: Justice or revenge. What are the key differences between the two....   [tags: Justice System Essays]
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Criminal Justice Organizational Effectiveness - ... Ensuring public “protection” and the reduction of deviant criminal behaviors would substantiate organizational effectiveness; however, achieving these results is due to the pivotal role of management within the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the US criminal justice system. One primary example of this would be the implementation of perhaps the most controversial act to date, the Patriot Act. Designed by executive powers, recognized and implemented by legislative authority, and judicially imposed outcomes that correlated with designed intentions of the patriot concept would indicate an effective organization of the criminal justice system utilizing a specific federal cod...   [tags: patriot act, justice system, us protection]
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Criminal Justice Employees - I believe that criminal justice employees are unmotivated. Having almost 20 years of experience in the juvenile justice system there have been times that I have witnessed many unmotivated workers. I have also been unmotivated at times. I believe that many people become unmotivated for several reasons. The biggest reason I feel is due to moral between workers and the supervisor. This happens when the supervisor fails to treat everyone the same. He is strict with some workers and lenient with others or he fails to compliment his workers for a job well done but is quick to write a worker up for infractions of the rules....   [tags: Criminal Justice Employees] 1475 words
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Aboriginal Canadians and The Criminal Justice System - ... The commission featured 60 evidentiary hearings and 9 days of closing oral submissions. A total of 68 witnesses were called upon to provide testimony. Findings It was determined that Sgt. Sanderson exercised gross negligence when he denied Paul entry to VPD’s sobering cell and that Cst. Instant wrongfully left Paul exposed to dangerous environmental conditions while Paul was in no condition to care for himself (Davies, 2009). Although Sgt. Sanderson and Cst. Instant displayed poor judgement, the reasons for refusing Paul sanctuary were not deemed to be attributed to overt discrimination or racism stemming from Paul’s Aboriginal status....   [tags: criminal justice, chronic substance abusers]
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Is Justice Fairly Served in New York City? - Is justice fairly served in New York City. Everyday some one is arrested for something they did not do. The New York City officers abuse their power as a public servant, while leaving citizens vulnerable in situations. They fear the police of what the could do to their reputations if they go against their authority. In the Adventures of a Novelist, Crane had to make a decision on weather he should testify or not for the prostitute that was accused for soliciting two men. Crane knew what the right thing was to do, but was apprehensive of what may turn out for him....   [tags: justice, New York City, criminal justice,] 743 words
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Wrongful Conviction - A Miscarriage In The Canadian Justice System - In today’s Canadian society, it is certain that criminal law is to serve and protect and its fundamental purpose is to prevent crime and punish offenders. However, there have been cases where criminal law has punished the offender who turned out to be innocent. A conviction is needed to show that the system is not in disrepute and to keep order and people safe in society. If a criminal cannot be caught then people will look down upon the system in disgrace. In many cases, officers will arrest an individual who fits a certain description that they know will lead to an arrest and conviction....   [tags: Canada Criminal Justice]
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Beliefs and Values of an Unethical Criminal Justice System - ... As soon as Ralph’s defence attorney Peter Lynch was aware that Ralph was fit to stand trial he quickly turned to the insanity defence, “a defence asserted by an accused in a criminal prosecution to avoid liability for the commission of a crime because, at the time of the crime, the person did not appreciate the nature or quality or wrongfulness of the acts” (Hill, 2008). Sadly, this defence fell through and Judge Rosen sentenced Ralph to 20 to 47 years at the Sullivan Correctional Facility, a maximum-security penitentiary....   [tags: justice, law enforcement,crime]
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Models of Criminal Justice: Exploring the Probation System - Introduction There are three theories or models of criminal justice. The first one is the retributive theory while the second is the rehabilitative theory and the last is the restorative theory. The first basically concerns itself with the punishment of people by putting them in boot camps , in order to deter their ways. Such instills discipline and fear , which in turn reduces crime. The second one believes that working with these people change their ways reduce crime (The U .S . Penal System :Restorative and /or Retributive Justice ....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Law, parole] 1855 words
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Addressing Unethical Behavior in the Criminal Justice System - To understand the ethical challenges in the criminal justice system, I took a look at the three parts of criminal justice, Policing, Courts, and Corrections. In doing so I found that this is quite a large topic. The areas I would like to touch on are; those areas in which the newly hired police officer, lawyer, and corrections officer my face. Having only the training he/she was given in their respective academy’s or in the case of attorneys Law School, and with the Oath of office they had just sworn to, hopefully still in, and the men and women they are placed with to guide them; above all their own s...   [tags: Criminal Justice Ethics]
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The Accuracy of Eyewitness Testimony in the Criminal Justice System - ... A psychological condition known as change blindness can contribute to mistaken eyewitness identification. Simons & Levin (1998) defined change blindness as a “phenomenon that occurs when a person fails to detect large changes between one viewed scene and another” (as cited in Nelson et al., 2011, p. 63). An empirical study was conducted by Nelson et al., (2007), this study was conducted on 717 undergraduate students from the University of California. The aim of the study was to examine the potential influence a change of actors in a simulated theft would have on eyewitness identification....   [tags: eyewitness, criminal justice, testimonies]
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Do Religious Jews Suffer in the American Justice System? - America boasts an unsurpassed justice system. Unlike many Eastern countries, America presumes the defendant “innocent until proven guilty”. The Fourth Amendment protects all individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures, and a valid search warrant must be obtained from a magistrate after proving probable cause. Additionally, in America criminals can be vindicated if the prosecution fails to prove their criminal guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt”. Furthermore, the Sixth Amendment provides the accused with a right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury; thus, a hung jury results in a mistrial....   [tags: Jewish Studies, Justice] 1648 words
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The Struggles Indigenous Peoples Face to Obtain Justice - There are over 5000 Indigenous communities in over 70 different countries. They are defined collectively under the term Indigenous Peoples (IPs) by the Cobo Report but this term also allows for their diversity. They face numerous legal issues in attempting to achieve their rights, so they have collectively united to access the remedies available to them to achieve justice. Broad characteristics to define them are highlighted in the Mick Dodson report and include: connection with territory that pre dates invasion, social and cultural traditions such as affinity with the land and colonisation, resistance and resurgence....   [tags: Indigenous Peoples, justice, ] 1571 words
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The Cost of Culpability: The Significance of Numbers Inside the Criminal Justice System (Age and Economics) - Both juveniles and mentally ill adult offenders fell under the above category, it was possible that one could be found not liable due to their age and mental status’ and win a victory in court that could be categorized as legal injustice. Throughout this paper, inconclusive evidence was found that suggested legal definitions were basically written the same but were interpreted differently by various courts. The only noticeable shifts were found in the application of these terms inside the criminal justice system Jenkins (2003)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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From Juvenile Justice School To Prison Pipeline - ... The author disapproves of the pipeline effect as it shows detrimental damages to educational systems and young children across the nation. From the earliest school age to the last, youth are being stripped of their educational privileges due to an unfair system. The school to prison pipeline is one of the most demanding challenges in today’s education system. Current policies have increased the risk of students being suspended, expelled, and/ or arrested at school (Heitzeg, 2010). As mentioned before, the selection process is not random....   [tags: Prison, justice, youth]
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Social Justice: The Role of Higher Education, Criminality and Race - ... An invisible hierarchy is present in the medical field that dictates the amount of authority one has over the other. It is common for physicians to refuse medical advice from a nurse and treat them with less respect than they would to fellow physicians. Nursing is still perceived as a women’s job to a majority of society and male nurses do not receive as much respect as they should. Schooling and the job itself is often viewed as easy and some perceive a nursing degree as a stepping stone to another medical career or a fall back career if they cannot get into medical school....   [tags: Social Justice Essays]
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Juveniles Without Justice - Juveniles Without Justice The Supreme Court has helped shaped the Juvenile Justice System for over fifty years but began to take its biggest effect in the 1960s. They make sure that the law is applied the same to everyone based on their legal status and have a great influence on American society. Kent vs. United States was the first major juvenile case heard by the Supreme Court. In the case a minor by the name of Morris Kent Jr. was charged with rape and robbery. Kent was taken into custody without his parents being informed, there was no legal counsel present during the interrogation, jurisdiction was waived, and there was no hearing before any motions were made....   [tags: justice system, law, Supreme Court, punishment]
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King George II and Justice for Women's Murdering their Children - King George II, although from the information provided in some cases I could not judge if justice was administered fairly or not, I do believe through an analysis of the majority of cases where there was sufficient information present that justice was administered fairly because physical evidence of both the mother and child was closely examined, witness testimonies were not blindly accepted without rational, and societal beliefs of sympathy for woman did not influence the verdict rendered. In a few cases information was absent and therefore I could not conduct a full analysis to decide whether justice was administered fairly or not....   [tags: King George II, criminal justice, ] 711 words
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Justice In Orestes - Justice in Orestes Aeschylus is primarily concerned with the nature of justice. In the trilogy The Oresteia, the Akhaians evolve from an older, more primitive autocratic form of justice, to a new concept of civil justice devised by Athena. He confronts the contrast between the old and new orders, the lives of the members of the House of Atreus, and the serious moral questions that Orestes' crime presents. The case against Orestes is strong. The son admits to striking down his mother, in violation of the sacred tenant of kinship....   [tags: The Oresteia Equality Justice Essays] 1445 words
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Is Restorative Justice More Appropriate in Dealing With Young Offenders Than Conventional Criminal Justice? - This essay aims to make clear the system of restorative justice and its aims towards youth offending, whilst arguing points for and against the current system and whether or not it is more appropriate in terms of dealing with youth offending. It will also define restorative justice as well as defining what is meant by conventional justice. Making clear how and why these two systems came to be a part of youth justice whilst concluding as to which if either is more appropriate in dealing with youth offending behaviour....   [tags: Restorative Justice, Ideas, Values, Debates]
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Justice and Morality in Plato's Republic - Introduction This essay discusses and clarifies a concept that is central to Plato's argument in the Republic — an argument in favour of the transcendent value of justice as a human good; that justice informs and guides moral conduct. Plato's argument implies that justice and morality are intimately interconnected, because the excellence and goodness of human life — the best way for a person to live — is intimately dependent upon and closely interwoven with those 'things that we find desirable in themselves and for their consequences [1]....   [tags: justice as a human good]
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