The Three Components Of The American Criminal Justice System

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The American criminal justice system is a multilayered complex that interconnects courts, law-enforcement agencies, and corrections of federal, state, and local governments in the common goal of reducing crime, punishing wrongdoers, and rehabilitating offenders. The criminal justice system has three separately organized components which include law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. Each of the three components of the criminal justice system has distinct tasks and these components are not independent of one another. What each one does and how it operates have direct bearings on the work of the other components. For example, courts can deal with only those whom the police arrest, and correctional institutions handle only those who are
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