Chapter Fourteen The Criminal Justice System. Criminology 9 th edition Larry J. Siegel. The Criminal Justice System. POLICE - COURTS - CORRECTIONS AN INSTRUMENT OF SOCIAL CONTROL. Government and the CJ “System”.
Criminology 9th edition
Larry J. Siegel
POLICE - COURTS - CORRECTIONS
AN INSTRUMENT OF SOCIAL CONTROL
How should we control discretion
within the criminal justice system?
How should we determine accountability?
What is racial profiling?
Is racial profiling ever justified
as a security measure?
DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY
PRESUMPTION OF GUILT or INNOCENCE
BAIL / PRE-TRIAL DETENTION
EFFECTS OF UNEQUAL TREATMENT
ON THE “IN – OUT” DECISION
and SENTENCE LENGTH
In which key stages of the criminal justice process does the prosecutor have the most discretion?
In what way?
Who determines the sentence?
What is the courtroom work group?
In Florida, how should we
control the discretion of parole officials?
Should we eliminate parole?
DISCRETION and DECISION MAKING AFFECT EACH STAGE OF THECRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESSWhat outside sources influence these two factors?Do these differ at different stages?
Procedural laws control the action of the agencies
of justice and define certain rights
of criminal defendants.
Sources of procedural laws:
Holds states to similar
standards as the federal government.