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notes and final review guide CJ 100

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this bundle will hold the most important notes taken from the semester as well as the final exam study notes
Intro to Criminal Justice
Douglas Klutz
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Date Created: 01/15/16
NOTES highlighted sections= important to know for exam About poise function  Most visible presence of gov’t in us  Images from policing come mainly from fiction FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT  Transportation security administration  Provide security for nations transportation systems (TSA) FEDERAL AIR MARSHAL  Highest firearm qualification standards in the law enforcement community US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION  Us border patrol  Protect 1900 miles of border with Mexico  5000 miles of our border with Canada CBP OFFICER (customs and border protection) US SECRET SERVICE  Originally established in 1865 solely to suppress the counterfeiting of US currency  Dual mission now: protection of national and international leaders and safe guard air financial infrastructure FBI  #1 priority is to protect the us from terrorist attacks US MARSHALS SERVICE  Nations oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency.  Serves as the enforcement arms of federal courts  Apprehend more than half of all federal fugitives, protect the federal judiciary operate the witness security program and transport fed. Prisoners along with seize criminal property EMPLOYMENT IN THE FIELD  Experience/ internships  Foreign languages  Physical fitness  Background (criminal/ social media)  Firearm proficiency Police and Job stress  External stress- real thoughts and danger  Organizational stress – scheduling changes irregular work hrs and detailed rules and procedures History of Policing  Early middle ages  The frankpledge system required that groups of 10 called tithings agreed to uphold law keep order and bring violators to court  In 1829 sir robert peel created the first official police force in London “Bobbies”  Policing was localized to prevent a national force that would threaten civil liberties POLICING IN AMERICA  By 1840 the political era of policing had emerged  In 1845 new York city established the first full time paid police force in the US (bonus on the quiz)  The professional model era  Focused on attaining a more efficient govt and a crime fighting focus  The police have to get out of politics and vice versa The community policing era  Greater emphasis on keeping order and providing services to the community  Broken window theory PREVENTATIVE PATROL  Kansas city preventative patrol exp.  3 sections were divided into reactive patrol  Proactive patrol and a control group  Increasing level police patrol had no effect on overall crime rate HOT SPOTS  Research shows that crime is not spread evenly  Resources should focus on concentration policing efforts to hot sports or high crime areas RAPID RESPONSE TIME  Studies have shown that response times have little impact on the ability of officers to intercept a crime in progress and arrest the criminal  In about ¾ of crime calls the police are already in a reactive role FOOT VS MOTORIZED PATROL  Research finding  Foot patrols do not have a great impact on reducing crime  Citizen satisfactory with police increases  Increased foot patrol do reduce fear of crime DO DETECTIVES REALLY SOLVE CRIMES?  Detectives were responsible for clearing less than 3% of all index crimes  Reality is bulk of detectives time is spent on cases that will never be solved  So who is responsible for solving majority of crimes?  ------ answer= patrol officer THE GOALS OF PUNISHMENT  RETRIBUTION --- deserved punishment  “Eye for an eye”  Pay their debts to society  DETERENCE --- criminal punishment used as a basis for affecting the future choices and behavior of individuals  Potential offenders will consider costs vs crime  General deterrence provides ex to general public  Specific deterrence --- targets the decisions and behavior of offenders who’ve been convicted INCAPACITATION  Depriving an offender of the ability to commit crimes against society (prison)  Capital punishment is the ultimate method  Selective --- targeting repeat offenders with longer prison terms (career criminals) DEATH PENALTY AS CRIMINAL PUNISHMENT  The us supreme court suspended its self from amid debates concerning the 8 amend.  Furman v Georgia --- suspended death penalty but also held states rewrite death penalty laws  Holding : supreme court found that the death penalty was being imposed in an unconstitutional manner  Never ruled death penalty itself as unconstitutional WHICH STATE HAS THE LARGEST TOTAL # OF DEATH ROW INMATES AS OF JULY 1, 2014?  California – 743 total Rehabilitation  Goal of restoring a convicted offender to a constructive place in society through training and therapy  Focuses on the offender – offenders are treated not punished  Judges should avoid fixed sentences instead of using max or min guidelines to release offenders when rehabilitated POLICE RESPONSE AND ACTION  Police are mainly reactive  Usually arrive at the scene after crime was committed  Incident driven policing focuses on priority calls ABUSE OF POWER  Police brutality is the intentional use of excessive force  What is excessive force- any force beyond what is necessary to arrest suspect  Use of deadly force TENNESSEE V GARNER  “fleeing felons”  Probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury CAUSATION OF RESULT  Result--- occurs because of the commission of the actus reus DIRECT V CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE  Direct--- demonstrates proof beyond reasonable doubt  Circumstantial--- requires inference from a jury  (majority in court) POLICE CORRUPTION  Grass eaters: officers who accept payoffs that the routines of police work bring their way  Meat eaters: officers who actively use their power for personal gain  Bail: pretrial release  Bail is a sum of money or property specified by a judge that the defendant must present to the court in order to gain pretrial release  Bail will be forfeited if the defendant does not appear in court as scheduled  NO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BE RELEASED ON BAIL REFORMING BAIL SYSTEM  Pretrial release methods  Citations : starting to be issued for more serious offenses  Release of recognizance  Judges discretion if defendant is reliable and has roots in community  10% cash bail BAIL BONDSMAN  Private business that loans money to def. who lack to make bail  Charge a fee (usually 5-10% of bail amount)  To put up money to gain the defendants release  If charges dropped the bondsman still keeps the fee paid to make bail ELEMENTS OF A CRIME  Actus reus --- the evil act  Act or conduct that is prohibited by law  Must be a voluntary act or a qualifying omission  Voluntary--- performed consciously as a result of effort  Omission--- failure to perform an act when physically capable MENS REA:  Evil mind  Level of intent to commit an actus reus  Varying degrees of murder  BONUS--- strict liability --- have actus reus without evil mind--- no intent but still punishable ATTENDANT CIRCUMSTANCES  Specific circumstances which must surround the actus reus (criminal act) ZODIAC MURDERS CASE  Northern California  Originated name zodiac in letters taunting the police  Zodiac claimed 37 murders in letters only 7 of which were confirmed AURTHUR LEIGH ALLEN suspect almost found guilty had heart attack right before being found guilty. FINAL EXAM GUIDE!!!! 1. Police officers • Educational background • Reality of work and job description • Stress and work life balance 2. Detective / Investigator • Real world vs tv • How you get there • A day in the life 3. Attorney / lawyer • Law school and how you get there • Passing the bar • Reality of work • Specialty areas (prosecution, defense, civil) • Criminal defense attorneys make the big money 4. Judge • How you get there is 8-10 years of attorney 1. Probation or parole officer • Reality of work 1. Correctional officer • Work environment • Reality of work • Good way to get experience 2. Federal investigator • Reality of work 3. Crime scene investigator • Education/training 4. Intelligence careers • Education background • Foreign languages • Reality of work 5. Private investigator • Work environment • As a career 6. Bondsman/ Bounty Hunting • Nature of work 7. Clinical Psychologist • Nature of work • How you get there • Closest to profiling • Completing PHD program- (5-6 years) • Need to be psych. Major and CJ major or minor


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