RUNNING HEAD: Current Practices and Expectations for the Next 10 Years.
Pursuing Criminal Justice Paper
By: Karin Jordan
University of Phoenix
Futures of Criminal Justice – CJA/483
Instructor: Robert Magee
December 19, 2011
Pursuing Criminal Justice
The criminal justice system is a complicated system in place to serve and protect individuals. There are three important components that makeup the complete justice system is corrections, law enforcement, and the courts. The criminal justice system needs each component to be a successful system or network. Law enforcement plays the most important role because without a referral from law enforcement the courts and corrections would not be needed. Therefore, the intent of this outline and paper is to concentrate on the law enforcement component within the criminal justice system.
A definition of justice will be included as it relate to law enforcement. Second, three current practices within law enforcement will be included to demonstrate the successful achievements of justice. Third, three examples will show the changes law enforcement has undergone since the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. Last, three big challenges will be provided that law enforcement will encounter throughout the next 10 years within the criminal justice system.
The Definition of Justice within the Law Enforcement Area
Justice is a very important topic in the world today because of the criminal law system (network) and the issues taking place. Justice is when a person who committed a crime and is found guilty is accountable for the crime. Second, the definition of justice from Merriam-Webster is the maintenance o administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments (Merriam-Webster, 2011). Last, justice also means to ensure that the defendant is treated fairly and impartial through the criminal justice process....