Cather Guenther Criminal Justice Analysis

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The Criminal Justice system is often criticized, critiqued, and interpreted in many various ways. In 1976, Guenther presented his early analysis into the state of the Criminal Justice System, in which he expressed that it is “unfair, harsh, and biased”. He expresses that instead of this “unfair, harsh, and biased” Criminal Justice System, we have a Criminal Processing System. There was a comment made by Heather McDonald that opposes that view, in which she said that the Criminal Justice System is not racist. Her argument was the question, “Did they commit a crime?”, in which the answer would be a hesitated “well yes”. However, I believe that to be false in certain aspects. I believe that the Criminal Justice System should not be biased, but I agree with Guenther in that fact that it is. There are some certain cases where, yes, an individual commits a crime, but the unfairness and biasness comes into play with the punishment that is given to them. Guenther’s analysis can …show more content…
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