• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Consensus vs. Conflict Criminal Justice Models.

Extracts from this document...


Consensus vs. Conflict Criminal Justice Models Amara R. Serrano-Kirby CJA 320: Introduction to Criminal Justice University of Phoenix Abstract In order to understand the criminal justice system, you must first define it to so see if and how it works. The criminal justice system is broken down into two (2) models, the Consensus model and the Conflict model. I will try to define each system and explain how they achieve justice. The criminal justice system is comprised on three basic levels, policing, justice, and corrections. There are two models of criminal justice system which tries to explain how justice is achieved. The first model is the consensus model or the system perspective, which states that the organizations of a criminal justice system either do, or should cooperate. The conflict model or the non-system perspective assumes that the organizations of a criminal justice system do, or should compete. In order to make a decision on either model, we will present the facts and examples on both to determine which model accomplishes its goal more successfully. ...read more.


The prosecution had a problem that was stemmed by the investigation, and the defense had a field day. Corrections did not even get their chance. Unfortunately, two people died and justification, if there is any, was even given to their poor families. The consensus model argues that the organizations of a criminal justice system either do, or should work cooperatively to produce justice. I truly believe and would love to see a consensus model of criminal justice. All law enforcement which includes local, state, and federal agencies working together, sharing intelligence and resources to take down for example a mid-level heroin drug trafficking organization. Each level has their own area of "expertise." The state and local law enforcement know the area and have working contacts while the federal agents have the resources and jurisdiction if needed. As a unit they have included, conferred and worked with either the state or federal attorney's office to make sure the case and arrests qualify for the correct prosecution. ...read more.


If you have the consensus model on one side and the conflict model on the other I personally feel that currently the criminal justice system is working right down the middle. I see good and bad points with both models and in combining both models is where you will find a model that really works. Some groups argue that the conflict model is the reality of criminal justice, but the consensus model is the ideal. It would be safe to say that some Americans would agree that our current criminal justice system is broken. Most of the society and including myself are troubled with the fact that criminal are treated far better than their victims. So does crime pay? Of course not! Working in the "business" I have seen the extreme examples of both models. Law enforcement no matter what branch should support one another, but a little competition never hurt anyone. If keeps you sharp and performing to your best ability. http://www.encyclopedua4u.com/c/criminal-justice http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/conflict_model_(criminal _ justice) http://www.bbc.co.uk/crime/caseclosed/dahmer1.shtml Consensus vs. Conflict 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Criminal law section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Criminal law essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Personalism-impact on victims and how Restorative justice conference can balance the interest of victims ...

    4 star(s)

    It is morally inappropriate to use 'punitive segregation' to a fellow member of the community, because 'we owe them compassion as well as moral indignation'. (Moberly, 1968, cited in Johnstone, 2002. ch. 5) But more importantly, 'punitive segregation' is also technically inappropriate for offenders because isolating offenders from communities would lead to stigmatization.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Criminal Justice, Miscarriages of justice

    4 star(s)

    They added that despite the quashing of convictions, "It does not follow that the appellant is innocent of the charge brought against him or that he has served 11 years' imprisonment for a crime which it has been found he did not commit."

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Criminal Law - A Miscarriage of Justice.

    4 star(s)

    So since neither prosecution nor defence thinks a double-S.I.D.S. is the explanation, the probability of double-SIDS is completely irrelevant to the case. The jury should have been directed most strongly to disregard any statistics relating to double-SIDS. During the trial the jury clung onto two things - Professor Meadow's flawed statistical evidence and Williams flawed medical evidence.

  2. Concept of criminal liability - revision notes.

    SH threw a firework in a market hall. Landed on a stall. Stall owner threw it away and so on. It exploded and hit SC in the eye. SH claimed he did not throw it at SC. SH was liable Remoteness of damage If any damage results from the defendants actions the defendant will only be liable for foreseeable damage.

  1. At common law, the prosecution were generally prohibited from mentioning the accused's bad character ...

    It appears that, in addition to any effect of similarity to the current charge, the nature of the offence produces a more general negative evaluation, including a perceived propensity to commit a range of other offences. The effects of dissimilar as compared with similar previous convictions are particularly interesting for

  2. The trial of O.J. Simpson, media labeled it the "Trial of the Century".

    Bloody footprints were noticed to be directing the officers away from the scene towards the back of the property; accompanying blood drops were noticed headed in the same direction. Commander Keith Bushey, chief of operations for the LAPD's west bureau, tells Phillips, Fuhrman, Lange, and Vannatter to try and contact O.J.

  1. The aim of this project is to explore and analyse the role of the ...

    The Supreme Court of India has taken note of the flaws in the system and through its decisions has been consistently trying to rectify these flaws by enabling the victims of rape to play a major and effective role during criminal proceedings and at the same time protecting their rights

  2. The media's perspective on crime and the resultant fear of crime.

    control and political order are the ultimate consequence of media representation of crime. 1 E.g. : Soothill and Walby 1991; Roisher, 1973 2 The political ideology and professional imperatives of popular journalism are a source from which at least five sets of informal rules of relevancy in the reporting of violence appear to be derived.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work