In class notes (midterm questions)
In class notes (midterm questions) CRJ 100
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Tova raymond on Friday August 28, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CRJ 100 at Arizona State University taught by Dr. Schultz in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 54 views. For similar materials see Intro to Criminal Justice in Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.
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821827 The public s conception of crime is shaped by the media and what they present misleads the public about the true nature of crime Criminal justice CI in the United States is administered by a loose confederation of more than 50000 agencies of federal state and local governments The 3 broad categories of the criminal justice system are 0 Police 0 Courts 0 Corrections jurisdiction a politically defined geographical area the criminal justice system Misdemeanor test fill in the blank 0 Less serious crime 0 You can go to jail o For up to 1 year 0 Can include a fine Felony test fill in the blank 0 More serious crime 0 You can go to prison 0 More than 1 year 0 Can include the death penalty Probably cause sufficient evidence Pleabargaining the practice whereby a specific sentence is imposed if the accused pleads guilty to an agreedupon charge or charges instead of going to trial 0 About 90 of criminal defendants plead guilty to the charges against them in an arrangement called pleabargaining 0 0f the people who plead NOT guilty a trial date is set I 10 go to trial I 5 are decided in a bench trial Bench trial a trial before a judge without a jury Corrections currently 5 types of punishment used in the US Iudges must impose sentences according to statutory guidelines 0 Fines 0 Probation used more than anything else ex frequent drug tests checkins with probation officer etc 0 Intermediate punishments ex house arrest 0 Imprisonment 0 Death Myth the agencies that administer criminal justice in the United States form a unified system the criminal justice system 0 It is a NONSYSTEM it is not smooth Fact there is no single criminal justice systemquot in the US There is a loose confederation of independent criminal justice agencies at all levels of government Compared with expenditures on other government services spending on criminal justice CI remains the lowest priority Much of the American publics understanding of crime and criminal justice is wrong it is based on MYTHS 0 Myths beliefs based on emotion rather than analysis