Criminal Justice System : Crime, Policing, Courts, And Corrections

3651 Words Nov 13th, 2014 15 Pages
The analysis of a Criminal Justice System should take place in four sections: crime, policing, courts, and corrections. Crime occurs ubiquitously in the world; crime is so common that there is an entire profession made to study why crime occurs, there is also another profession meant to enforce the laws that define what is criminal. South Korea, like most other countries, has a common requirement to enter their criminal justice system: committing a crime is the first step in the process. The most common crime that occurs in South Korea is some form of pickpocketing in high tourist areas: compared to that of the United States, crimes in South Korea, particularly street crimes, occur at very low rates (OSAC, 2013). According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Korea has a homicide rate between 0.00 and 2.99 homicides per 100,000 people in 2011, while the United States has a homicide rate of 3.00-4.99 homicides per 100,00 people (UNODC, 2012). South Korea also commits many other crimes at a lower rate than the United States, including drug-related crimes, burglary, theft (not including burglary, housebreaking, and motor vehicle), kidnapping, robbery, and sexual violence (UNODC, 2012). South Korea had a large problem with the high rates of assault being committed, but the rate fell drastically from over 600 in 2011 to 127 in 2012 per 100,000 persons (UNODC, 2012). South Korea did not provide any statistics on the rates in which motor vehicle theft occurs.…
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