Criminal Justice System
By: Kari Baublit
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There are many things that happen in society today that have to do with crime. There are things that are considered small crimes or offenses and there are things that are considered large crimes or offenses. Crime happens everywhere all over the world in one form or another. People have been committing crimes and law enforcement fighting them since the times began. There are still many societies that are very harsh on any type of crime that is committed whether it is small or large the ...view middle of the document...
Police work to maintain public order, reduce and prevent crime while trying to ensure public safety. Then there are the criminal courts which conduct fair and impartial trials. The court systems have to determine which cases are criminal
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And ensure that all offenders get due process. The courts are responsible for determining innocence of guilt and sentencing the offender in a way that upholds to the law. The courts must also protect the rights and freedoms of anyone that is facing the justice system. Finally there are the correctional agencies. The correctional agencies carry out the sentences that the courts impose upon offenders. While an offender is in corrections the agency must provide safe and humane custody as well as good supervision to ensure that no offender gets harmed. The correctional agencies also set forth programs of rehabilitation so that the offenders can reform and be prepared to go back into the community as productive citizens. Through every stage of criminal processing the justice personnel is expected to use fairness, professionalism, integrity and impartiality to ensure that all expectations are met.
There is a process that must be followed in the criminal justice system. An offender has to be arrested and then the crime is investigated while the offender is held in jail or on bail. Often times a crime is investigated and a warrant for the persons arrest is made once the investigation shows they are at fault. When an offender is arrested they are made aware of their constitutional rights. Then the offender is booked and an arrest record is created with photos as well as fingerprints. The next steps are the court processes which include first appearance, preliminary hearing, Information or...