Manson: Crime and Criminal Justice Essay

Submitted By lkprime24
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Eddie Eglence
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There are 3 categories that the contemporary criminal justice system is divided into… which are the courts, corrections, and police. Crime is not a contemporary problem; it has been evolving as the nation has evolved throughout the years. A good example of contemporary crime would be the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, because we see school shootings happening so often in our society now days. The crime that best describes how the contemporary criminal justice system operates is the 2nd amendment, the right to bear arms… Because it is a right that has been given to us and it is being abused day in and day out. At the end of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, highly exposed gun massacres, especially in schools, have sustained gun control as an emotionally challenged, unusually American political and cultural debate. One of the biggest questions the criminal justice system faces is that does the availability of guns influence levels, patterns, and concentrations of violent crime? And how to prevent illegal guns from being on the streets. The past 30 years have seen enormous changes in our attitudes toward crime. More and more of us live in gated communities; prison populations have skyrocketed; and issues such as racial profiling, community policing, and zero-tolerance policies dominate the headlines every day. Changes in crime and criminal justice in America and Britain over the past twenty-five years, showing how they have been shaped by two fundamental social forces: the distinctive social organization of late modernism and the politics that came to dominate the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1980s. New policies of crime and punishment, welfare and security—and the changing class, race, and gender relations that support them are linked to the important problems of governing contemporary societies, as states, corporations, and…