Reflection Of The Criminal Justice System

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Chapter 1 Discussion week 1 Do you feel that Canada 's criminal justice system is more a reflection of the crime control model or the due process model? Do you think that crime measures that have been introduced by the government will lead to a reduction in crime rates? What issues stand out for you? I feel that Canada’s criminal justice system is more a reflection of the due process model than the crime control model. I feel that in Canada, the emphasis is on protecting the legal rights of the accused. The due process model limits the powers of criminal justice officials and the system believes that this is the best way to protect the rights of the accused. All level of our court system operates in an adversarial system where the system has a separation of powers with the police, crown, defense, and the judge and I feel that this system complements well with due process model. I think that the police would lean towards crime control model and the courts will lean towards due process model. Timing could also change which model we lean towards. For example, after 9/11 attack, I am sure everyone feared for their safety and there was an imminent threat to our national security. In a time where threat of our national security level is high, people will tend to lean towards crime control model. I do think that crime…show more content…
We have to give the rights to the offenders and give them a fair trial but at the same time, we have to look after our victims and our society as a whole. The punishment should be proportionate to the crime and repeat offenders should be punished tougher. We also have to look at why people commit crimes and offer proper rehabilitation programs in order to reintegrate offenders back into our society. I will discuss further on restorative justice approach in the next
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