Criminal Justice Improvements

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I feel that there are definitly many problems within the United States criminal justice system. I feel that there can be a bit of improvement in each of the fifteen steps in the criminal justice process. But in this paper I am going to talk about the ones that I feel are the most important. After taking almost a whole course of intro to criminal justice I feel that the most imortant steps of the CJ sytem that have flaws are initial contact, investigation, arrest, bail/detention plea bargaining, sentacing, coorection's release, and post release.

The three steps that I feel need serious improvement are contact bail/detention and sentancing. But before I talk about these steps I am going to talk about crime, from taking this course it is said that only 50% of crimes are reported and have that is handled. This is where the initial contact step comes in play. I feel that police departments do a fine job in handelig the crime that the can be aware of, but there definitly needs to be more law enforcement officers out on the street. The average police department has about twenty five to thirty men and thirty men to control all the crime in one town is not a lot at all, I feel that police should cover every area of the land, they are the enforcers of the

public. Contact I feel is the most important step in the CJ system be cause if there was no contact there would be no justice.

I feel that we there can be a big improvement in investigation, I feel that an investigation can be a lot more effective. Yes the Fourth Amendment - Search and Seizure Gives the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. I feel that if a... Continue Reading