A courtroom work group is considered to be a non-formal arrangement that is help between a criminal prosecutor, a criminal defense attorney, and the judicial officer. The courtroom work group works together interactively on a daily basis. The way they do this is by making sure that all of the groups are following the rules. They also want to make sure that all of the rules that are followed in each group are followed within a timely manner. The role of the prosecutor is to make sure the government is properly protected. Their role is to also make sure that the communities are safe. The way that the prosecutor determines which cases need to be pursued is by reviewing all the facts and evidence brought on by each individual case. Without the prosecutor going through the evidence and all the facts, there could be many trials that got thrown out due to not enough evidence or lack of facts and witnesses. If the criteria for taking cases were more stringent then more people would be prosecuted quickly and more effectively. If the criteria were less stringent then more people could get away and innocent people could be charged based on evidence. The changes I would recommend take place in the courtroom would be that the courts have more concrete and solid evidence. Things have started getting better over the years with evidence as far the technology to find better clues. However, if there were more things that people could find out and sooner, then a lot of cases would not ever…
Friendship and Justice
Friendship and Justice have a few things in common, but at the same time they can be conflicting. Some of the similarities between friendship and justice are: they both deal with our relationship to how we treat other individuals, both friendship and justice binds a community together. Justice and friendship are about what people share in common
Now it seems, as was said at the beginning friendship and justice concern the same things and are present in the same things;…
To me, criminal justice means the difference between a civil society and all out anarchy. Without a criminal justice system there would be no rules and no protection from the evils of the world. The criminal justice system has its flaws, but without it, the world would be full of destruction and chaos. Now don’t get me wrong, our criminal justice system is not something that I would put all my faith it. With crooked cops, lawyers, judges, prison guards, and politicians even the innocent can be sent…
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People commit it to fulfill their needs, to fit in and etc.
Law: The law is a skeleton or framework for justice. It is only one institution in the study of justice.
Justice study is interdisciplinary including: the study of law, philosophy, social studies (e.g. psychology, sociology, history), political science, criminology. 2 common rules apply to considering the issues and topics of justice :
1. Putting our own ethnocentrism aside
2. We must recognize the perspectives of the marginalized, poor…
The Debate of Justice
The Republic discusses the existence and validity of justice. In book 1, Thrasymachus argues that Justice is invalid and in fact only beneficial for the individuals who are unjust, and the system of justice is simply illegitimate. Socrates refutes these claims in books 2, 3 and 9 through the virtue and ideals behind justice, and the health of the individuals who are just and unjust. Injustice may provide artificial gains, but it will never yield…
According to Wikipedia, Distributive justice concerns the nature of a socially just allocation of goods in a society. A society in which incidental inequalities in outcome do not arise would considered a society guided by the principles of distributive justice. The concept includes the available quantities of goods, the process by which goods are to be distributed, and the resulting allocation of the goods to the members of society.
“It is often thought that ethical validity…
Criminal Justice System
Criminal justice system is a nationwide system of federal, state, and local agencies dealing with criminal problems. A criminal justice system has the standard foundation of the three branches of government (judicial, legislation, and executive). Criminal justice system, simply an analytic system; where officials are in charge of arrests, prosecution, and sentencing criminals. All of these components operate in a sequence…
The principles of Justice
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John Rawls was one of the most important and influential political philosophers of our time.
He took an old idea, thought of a fresh way of using it, and came up with principles for a just society. The task Rawls has challenged is that of establishing what moral principles should govern the basic structure of a just society
Most of his important ideas are presented in his 1971…
Intro to Corrections
Restoring the Victim and Their Community
Restorative Justice is a theory that stresses repairing harm that is caused by criminals and their
behavior. Restorative justice is seeing a crime as more than just breaking the law; it also recognizes that
crime affects families along with communities and relationships.
With restorative justice it is important to bring the victim and their offender together in order for the
Victim to receive closure…