My Police Ride Along A criminal justice system has been in place since the dawn of time, from the

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My Police Ride Along A criminal justice system has been in place since the dawn of time, from the hue and cry era of policing to the advancement of the system there have been many laws, models, and theories set into place to protect the citizens but also to provide law enforcement officers with power to carry out their duties. A communities interest in the criminal justice system is to prevent and stop crime with law enforcements assistance. This paper will provide an overlook of how concepts from the criminal justice system are applicable in everyday activities. Law enforcement officers are the gate keepers of the legal system, they have the power of discretion to keep you out, or bring you in. While driving down the back ally of an…show more content…
One would think with the rational choice theory, he wouldn't have stole products and when he was told to leave the store without consequences, wouldn't start a fight with Lost Prevention. It was by his own free will that he decided to steal and commit the crime. While patrolling the city we passed by a park and noticed a parked vehicle in the parking lot. The officer approached the man in the vehicle and asked for identification and if he was on probation or parole. The man responded that yes he was on parole. The officer then proceeded to have the man sit on the curb and request further units. When units arrived, the officer searched the man's vehicle to see if there were any drugs in the car. Had the officer found any drug paraphernalia, it would not constitute being the fruit of the poisoned tree since according to the fourth waiver, individuals on probation and parole have waived their right against unwarranted searches and seizures and any evidence if found was acquired legally. Throughout the night there are many people who call the police to report a crime. There are also many people, for a multitude of reasons who fail to call the police when a crime is committed. Those individuals who commit crimes and are not reported to the police are contributing to the dark figure of crime, because the crime is being committed but the authorities are

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