Societal Trends That Impact the Criminal Justice System

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Suzie A. Anderson
Everest University Online
CCJ 1017-52 Criminology
Jamie Onion
April 8, 2012

Utilizing everything you have learned about crime and criminal behavior this term, you will now have the opportunity to think about the future of our society and how the criminal justice system should prepare.
Identify and discuss the societal trends that will impact the criminal justice system over the next ten years.
The societal trends that I see impacting the criminal justice system over the next 10 years are not as easy to identify as I once thought. It is a question that has baffled most since the caveman first broke into another caveman’s cave and stole his fruit. There are
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Even if the prosecution believes that a suspect is guilty, they may decide not to prosecute due to a weak case or an erred procedure committed through the police. Not all decisions are directed through the lack of resources. There are times when political considerations or aspirations take the forefront of the criminal justice system. For instance, when an administrator of the police decides to do a crackdown on what are known as, public order crimes due to complaints from the citizens. Employees of the criminal justice system also make decisions based on what their own personal morality or values dictate. It is through these particular decisions that may make the criminal justice system look unjust in the eyes of some observers as fair in the eyes of others. It all depends on their individual perspectives besides their own individual circumstances.

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