The Justice System Of The United States

1040 WordsJun 2, 20155 Pages
The justice system here in the United States has been set up to provide justice through a due process system in our nation 's courts. Our nation 's due process is set up to ensure Constitutional Rights to all involved. The courts provide certain rights to both the victim and the defendant during all stages of the due process. The primary goal in all phases of the criminal justice system is to ensure the protection of rights and guarantee justice is served. To ensure citizens freedoms are protected and individual rights are guaranteed the Constitution of the United States was formed. Within the Constitution consists of Amendments. This paper will be discussing the fourth, fifth, and sixth as well how the Bill of Rights applies to the states…show more content…
This is why our criminal justice system focuses more on quality convictions rather than those of quantity convictions. This means that rather than convicting everyone that is accused, instead everyone is afforded a chance at proving one 's innocence. The Fourth Amendment defends citizens from irrational search and seizures. The Constitution protects citizens in their freedom of movement and personal effects. The Fourth Amendment guards the welfare of the people. People have a right to feel safe and secure within their personal effects without unnecessary intrusion. This is called a reasonable expectation of privacy. Anytime a Police Officer stops an individual, and he or she does not feel that they can openly walk away, the officer has just intruded on that person 's freedom of movement. The Fourth Amendment limits what the government or any person who is authorized to enforce laws of this country can or cannot do. The court uses the term reasonableness to determine if the government or officers ' actions were excessive or unreasonable. The Fourth Amendment also prevents arrests without a warrant without probable cause. Law enforcement officials can improve and protect how the Fourth Amendment rights are upheld by understanding the laws they enforce. This means ensuring the officer has reasonable suspicion to stop someone that they believe may have committed a crime.
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