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Criminal Justice Trends Evaluation Sean R. Callesto CJA 394 December 20, 2012 Jeromy Orton Criminal Justice Trends The past trends of the criminal justice system are how we evaluate the system as a whole, and how we strive to make it better. The present is full of ideas towards a better future involving those better ideas made in the past. With today’s society of highly educated individuals, we can only speculate on what the future of the criminal justice system will be, but we can be assured of one certainty, it will change. The value of the criminal justice system in a changing society will also play a factor in what will become of the criminal justice system itself. The Past The criminal justice system was first…show more content…
Even bigger than that, two men were allowed to take out their own judgment by way of a gun duel based upon someone’s honor, or ego in some cases. All of these laws were a basic guideline of rules that the majority of people understood. Then the laws started to progress and become more decisive and more precise in order to get rid of all of the gray areas that people could exploit. The Present The police officers of today have much more of a society impacted relationship with their jobs than they have ever had before. The police have adapted to better work with the communities that they are involved with compared to just overseeing them. This has been a really successful transformation on most accounts. The biggest affect that the police involvement has produced is cooperation. The community, for the most part, is more involved with helping out the police when they need it. Such things as neighborhood watches or an amber alert program within a community is a sure testament to the relationship with the community. The police have figured out that working with the community is an easier path to travel and they can get better results. There are all sorts of programs now where the police try to reach out to the people surrounding them. It is not uncommon for a police officer to be assigned to a high school or a high school program to help reassure the kids in the neighborhood and make them aware that the police are there to help make it a better and safer

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