Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  4. 4
    4
  5. 5
    5
  6. 6
    6

Consensus vs. Conflict Criminal Justice Models.

Do not show me this again

Are you in the right place?

Jump to Criminal Law and see how teachers think you should prepare in:

Extracts from this essay...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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

The above preview is unformatted text

Found what you're looking for?

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

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Over 180,000 student essays
  • Every subject and level covered
  • Thousands of essays marked by teachers

Related University Degree Criminal law

  1. Marked by a teacher

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

    4 star(s)

    community because it has the potential to create empowerment and recognition of victims thus helping them restore dominion. If there is no active participation of primary stakeholders and other members of the community in the criminal justice system, these benefits and goals can never be achieved.

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

    allowing the truth to be sacrificed at the altar of rigid technicality while appreciating evidence in such cases. Award of Interim Compensation to the Victims of Sexual Offences- Pending Final Decision of the Criminal Case In Bodhisattvwa Gautam v. Subhra Chakraborty25 it was alleged by the complainant Subhra that the

  1. Concept of criminal liability - revision notes.

    As with all objective tests this can be particularly harsh. The defendant subsequently may have had no knowledge of his potential negligent actions. Examples of the harshness of the test: - Vaugan v Menlove 1837 - Was no expert of building haystacks, but was warned that it was poorly ventilated and therefore caught fire and caused damage to joining cottages.

  2. Outline the key features of the 'crime control' and 'due process' models of criminal ...

    can be seen as representing a version of how the criminal justice system should operate within the original values of law. In contrast to crime control due process takes into account the legal rights of suspects. PACE could be seen to fit in well with due process as it gives

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

    the Court of Criminal Appeal in R v Sims where it was said, The evidence of each man was that the accused invited him into the house and there committed the acts charged. The acts they describe bear a striking similarity.

  2. The use of psychologists in the detection of criminals is more fictional than functional ...

    The second approach is the significance of time and place. The locations the offender chooses in which to commit the offences will usually have some kind of significance to the offender, people are unlikely to rape in an area unfamiliar to themselves as this is a crime of control, and

  1. Utilitarianism Vs Consequentialism

    Punishment, in the pure consequentialist system, will normally fall under one of three heads, deterrence, incapacitation and reform or rehabilitation, which can be examined in turn. Firstly, deterrence operates on the notion that the threat or imposition of a severe punishment for an offence will cause potential future criminals to refrain from committing an offence for fear of being reprimanded.

  2. Two Competing Models of Justice - The Due Process Model and Crime Control Method

    (3) The Due Process model of justice allows for the possibility of mistakes because it is skeptical of the criminal sanctions put forth by the legislature. Packer listed concerns of police enforcing "victimless crimes" because the nature of these crimes are of consensual transactions and citizens that engage in these crimes

  • Over 180,000 essays
    written by students
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to write
    your own great essays

Marked by a teacher

This essay has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the essay.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the essay page.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review under the essay preview on this page.

Do not show me this again

Are you in the right place?

Jump to Criminal Law and see how teachers think you should prepare in: