UW-Milwaukee CRMJST 281 - Overview of the Criminal Justice system (6 pages)

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Overview of the Criminal Justice system

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A brief overview of the Criminal Justice system as taught by the dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, Dr. Stan Stojkovic.


Lecture number:
3
Pages:
6
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Course:
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CRM 281 1st Edition Lecture 3 Outline of Current Lecture I Overview of the Criminal Justice system II Systems Model of Criminal Justice i Components ii Identifiable Whole Boundary iii Interdependent iv Environment v Inputs vi Outputs vii Feedback III Components of the Criminal Justice system IV Input output and feedback process V Four aims trying to be achieved by the Criminal Justice system Current Lecture I Overview of the Criminal Justice System a How to do we understand the Criminal Justice system i It is NOT monolithic meaning that it is not just one model of the system there are many different models of the Criminal Justice system One These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute II community varies greatly from a different community even if they are only a couple miles apart ii The Criminal Justice system is interrelated with other systems for example the political system and the economic system 1 Even though the Criminal Justice system is interrelated with the political system it is NOT all about politics Yes they are related and politics get laws made and passed but the police force is not all about politics iii To handle everything that there is in the Criminal Justice system we have to have a model keep in mind that there is NOT only one model and there is NOT only on type of system Systems Model a As with every system there are parts of the system that are more important than other parts An example would be the human body which is a system we need our hearts for our system to run but we don t need our gallbladders for the system to run b Milwaukee is dead last in every category that is measured i Under horrible conditions people find it very hard to care about anything During the 70 s there were less crimes and homicides there were also more jobs more factories and job sources After the 70 s when the manufacturing jobs left Milwaukee everyone was in



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