JUS 101 SNHU American Criminal Justice

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In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:

 Describe how the three branches of criminal justice operate as a cohesive system by analyzing their collaboration and communication practices

 Identify the impacts of historical aspects of law enforcement, courts, and corrections on shaping the current role of the criminal justice practitioner

 Illustrate how the use of emerging technology impacts the performance of the criminal justice practitioner

 Apply basic principles of criminal and constitutional law to common criminal justice situations in a way that adheres to ethical and professional standards

 Differentiate between the roles of practitioners in each of the three branches of the criminal justice system for making informed career path decisions

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School: UCLA




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The American criminal justice system is comprised of law enforcement, the courts, and
the correction facilities. Essentially the three branches are tasked with the responsibility of
upholding both local and federal laws; they work with various government organs to manage
crime by punishing unlawful activities and offering rehabilitation services to offenders. The law
enforcement branch of the criminal justice system is comprised of the police, sheriffs and federal
agents. This branch is often the first to make contact with offenders; it investigates a crime and
determines whether sufficient evidence is available to make an arrest. A suspected offender is
then passed on to the courts to face prosecution at either the local, state or federal courts. To
ensure fairness an alleged offender is considered innocent until proven guilty. It’s the job of the
prosecutor to prove that the defender indeed committed the crime while the defense attorney
pokes holes in the prosecution case to prove that there is reasonable doubt, enough to establish
the innocence of the defender. After the examination of evidence and testimony provided, a
decision is made pertaining to the innocence or guilt of the accused. If found guilty an individual
is then passed to the corrections branch where appropriate punishment is assigned to fit the
crime. Punishment includes prison or jail time, parole or probation. Jail time is usually served in
local facilities and is reserved for minor infractions while prison time is usually for major
offenses and involve incarceration for a considerable amount to time extending to even to life
imprisonment. Probation and parole are usually mechanisms meant to ensure that an offender
does not continue engaging in criminal activities through be...

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