Themes Of The Criminal Justice System

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Tara, you are correct that employees of the criminal justice system, especially police officers, must believe in and adhere to the themes of social equity. The oath that police officers must take holds them to a high standard (Cronkhite, 2013). A police officer must see that the rights of all are protected, and that involves the rights of those that may be guilty. Thankfully most officer take care to not violate the rights of others for the reasons that you mentioned. It does no good to make an arrest if evidence was obtained illegally or the officer stopped the suspect without the necessary reasonable suspicion. When this happens the case will be dismissed or overturned on appeal. Not only must the police and prosecution make sure evidence

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