The Pros And Cons Of Criminal Justice

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Criminal justice is defined as the system of law enforcement that is directly involved in apprehending, prosecuting, defending, sentencing, and punishing those who are suspected or convicted of Committing a crime. Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between GOD and humans. Criminal justice is a process, involving a series of steps beginning with a person committing an alleged crime, a criminal investigation and ending with the release of a convicted offender from correctional supervision. Rules and decision making are at the center of the process. The criminal process supported by the bible is called retributive justice which is a system of criminal justice based on the punishment of offenders rather than on rehabilitation. In ancient Israel the punishment was to have wrong doers pay a penalty or often punishment equivalent to stoning. We can see the similarity in criminal justice when a criminal is found guilty and punished by imprisonment or death, this is Jesus punishment for sin was substitutionary atonement meaning Jesus died as a substitute for others instead of them paying for their own wrong doing. Whereas, the criminal justice system holds the individual accountable and responsible for their own wrong doing. The words of Job12:22 tells us that HE reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light. The criminal process is based on rules written in the US

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