Application: Perspectives on Criminal Justice
There are multiple perspectives of criminal justice and the criminal justice system. Each perspective addresses crimes and criminals from a different point of view. No single perspective dominates the contemporary criminal justice system, and all members of the system bring with them their own perspectives on law enforcement (police), adjudication (courts), and punishment (or corrections). By allowing for different perspectives, the criminal justice system works in conjunction with the trends in criminal activity and the people upholding the criminal justice system.
Select two perspectives on criminal justice and consider whether they fall on the crime control or the due process model.
Consider the strengths and limitations of the perspectives you selected. Also, think about an example (fictional or historical) to illustrate each of the perspectives you selected.
The assignment (2 pages): Due by Sunday 9/06/15.
Briefly describe each of the two perspectives on criminal justice that you selected. Explain if the perspectives you selected support crime control or due process. Use a real-life example to illustrate your points.
Describe one strength and one limitation of each perspective.
Explain how multiculturalism and diversity might create a challenge or an opportunity to criminal justice in relation to the perspectives you selected.
Briefly describe at least one ethical issue related to criminal justice that is associated with one of the perspectives you selected.
Support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources. You are allowed to draw from additional sources to support your explanation, but you must cite using APA standards. All quoted material must be identified, cited, and referenced per APA standards