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CRIMJ chpt.1 sec 3

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CRIMJ chpt.1 sec 3 Criminal Justice 101

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 Criminal Justice and Public Policy   Consensus model ­ a theoretical system that highlights  the collaborative nature of the system. The components of the criminal justice system work in unison to achieve justice.   Conflict model ­ a theoretical system that highlights the adversarial nature of the system.  Components of the criminal justice system work in competition to produce a fair outcomeor  justice. ¤ Those with power exert control over the powerless.   Crime and the media   most people gain their understanding about crime, victimization, and the criminal justice  system from the media from stories on the newspaper, TV, books, internet, etc.   Framing • The packaging of criminal events in the media into tidy presentations that make sharing the  information easy  • 5 common frams 1. Faulty criminal justice system  º suggests that crime occurs because of a dearth of law and order in the country and  that criminals offend because they feel they can get away with it º "offenders must be punished brutally and the crime problem will be solved"  2. Blocked opportunities  ° indicates that crime results from lack of legal options. Offenders live in poverty, are uneducated, unemployed, and discriminated against, and because of that commit  crime ° "given the right opportunities, people won't commit crime."  3. Social breakdown ° indicates that crime is the result of a breakdown family and community ° correct policies so that they promote families and community value, and end  handouts  4. Racist system  ° the problem isn't the crime, but rather that law enforcement, courts, and  corrections are racist agents of oppression  ° ameliorate racial injustice, band the people of color and gain the justice they  deserve 5. Violent media  ° crime is depicted as a direct result of the violent media present in TV, movies,  video games, and music. ° "regulate widespread violent imagery available to the masses."   Infotainment • marketing of a highly edited and distorted combination of entertainment and information  purported to be truthful and comprehensive • Some examples a. Women more likely to be victims of violence  b. Murder is one of the frequent types of violence committed  c. Children in higher risk of being  violently victimized at school v. at  school d. Most crime committed in the US is violent in nature e. Offenders are crazed monsters  f. most violence committed by armed offenders g. Strangers commit most crime  h. Only guilty people confess to crimes  i. Most violent crimes result in injuries to the victim  j. Blacks more likely to violently victimize whites than other blacks  k. Most individuals accused of crimes go to trial  • These false misinformation are dangerous/deadly  if it leads someone to fial to  understand  the real threat  Narrow­ Casting  •    The presentation of a narrow view in the media to small homogeneous audiences. •    Media is a for­profit business. Their goal is NOT to inform and educate members of the    public  º instead, it emphasized  the most heinous of crimes, most vulnerable of victims,  and etc.. Leaving the audience feeling crime is out of control.   Criminal Justice v. Criminology   Criminology ­ an academic discipline that investigates the nature, extent, and causes of  criminal offending and criminal victimization º study of nature, extent, and causes of criminal offending and criminal  victimization  Criminal justice ­ refers to the system (the system of law enforcement).  º Investigates in crime and offenders, deters future crimes, sanctioning and/or  rehabilitating offenders, and recidivism.   These two disciplines are intertwined in indistinguishable  ways. 


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