Criminal Justice Process

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September 6th, 2012

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The process of our criminal justice system

Have you ever wonder what the criminal justice process was like? The Criminal justice system is very important to understand in our society. The criminal justice system is made up of three main components such as: Police, courts and corrections. These components work together to protect individual’s rights and the rights of society Schmalleger, 2013, p.13). When all three components work together, it makes the criminal justice system work very well.

The first component of the criminal justice system is the police. The police deals with enforcing the law, investigating crimes, reducing and preventing crimes, ensuring community safety, apprehending offenders, and maintaining public order (p.14). The Investigation process occurs after a crime has been reported, evidence is gathered and follow up investigations attempt to reconstruct the sequence of activities leading up to and including the 4 criminal events. Efforts to identify suspects are initiated (p15).

The warrant process occurs after it is issued by a judge, this provides the legal basis for an apprehension of suspects by police. (p15). The Arrest occurs when a suspect is taken in to custody, and limiting the arrestee’s freedom. This process is a serious step in the process of justice and the defendants are usually advised of their rights. (p15). The last process of the police component is booking. Following arrest, suspects are booked. Booking is an administrative procedure where pictures, fingerprints, and personal information are obtained and it is kept in a record leading up to and including the arrest is created. (p15)

The second component of the criminal justice system is the courts. The courts are involve with deciding criminal cases, ensure due process, protecting the rights and freedoms of anyone facing processing by the system, imposing sentences on the...