The Criminal Justice System: CH 1-3 (The Flow of Decision Making in the…
The Criminal Justice System: CH 1-3
The Bill of Rights
14th Amendment- barring states from violating people's right to due process of law.
7 principles of Criminal Law
human acts, acts that were failed to take.
Mens Rea (Guilty mind.)
The commission of an act is not a crime unless it is accompanied by a guilty state of mind.
Substantive Criminal Law
Foundations of Criminal Law
substantive criminal law
The experience of victims in the CJS
"After a crime has occurred the victim is often forgotten."
The impact of crime
fear of crime
cost of crime
Who is Victimized?
Low income city dwellers
acquaintances and strangers
Women, Youth, Nonwhites
How much crime is there?
TRENDS IN CRIME
The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
The National Crime Victimization Surveys (NCVS)
Types of Crime
Disparity and Discrimination
"America is a Racially Biased Society."
"The CJS is Racially Biased."
"People of color commit more crimes."
The Flow of Decision Making in the CJS: 13 STEPS
Crime Control VS. Due Process
DP: Law as a value
CC: Order as a value
The CJ Wedding Cake
The celebrated cases
The serious felonies
The lesser felonies
Juvenile Justice System
Preliminary hearing/grand jury
Criminal Justice as a Social System
at each stage some defendants are sent on to the next stage while others are released or processed under changed conditions.
Criminal Justice in a Federal System
Two Justice Systems
Expansion of Federal Involvement
The Goals of Criminal Justice
ADV. Goals: Evidence-Based Practices
Operations of Criminal Justice Agencies