Effects Of Flaws In The Criminal Justice System

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The criminal justice system in the United States has been around since the mid-1800s. It was created to bring order to our growing society and bring justice who have broken the law. As our country continued to grow and thrive, crime rates also began to increase. Though law enforcement has good intentions, it is evident that too many flaws in the criminal justice system are overlooked and must be brought into the light. There’s been a pattern throughout our history where racism plays a key role in law enforcement. Since the foundation of law enforcement, until about fifty years ago, a police officer’s main duty was to keep people of minority separated from everyone else. Even throughout our recent history from the past twenty years, families of color suffer the consequences of these flaws in the criminal justice system more than white families. Dr. Chenelle A. Jones believes that the criminal justice system is doing exactly what it was designed to do and the Department of Justice needs to rethink the system all together. While experts agree that the criminal justice system is flawed, there seems to be a pattern among scholars discussing the issue of racism as a significant part of the flawed system. A considerable reason why finger prints were brought into the criminal justice system is because too many criminals were wrongfully executed. So many people are imprisoned because the criminal justice system doesn’t thoroughly examine criminal cases. There are many cases where
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