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What is the criminal justice system funnel?

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1. What is the criminal justice system funnel? Provide examples of it. Can anything be done to change the funnel? Explain.

2. Compare two community crime prevention models. Is one more effective than the other? Why do you feel one is more effective? Provide an example.

3. Why is partnership and collaboration important in crime control? Provide an example.

4. Regarding the issue of reducing crime. What conclusions have you made based on your new sociological imagination about crime.

Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Lawdoctor replied 7 years ago.

Here is your first question's answer:

1. What is the criminal justice system funnel? Provide examples of it. Can anything be done to change the funnel? Explain.

The criminal justice process is like a funnel, wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. Early in the criminal justice process, there are many cases, but the number of cases dwindles as decision makers remove cases from the process. Some cases are dismissed, while others are referred for treatment or counseling. Another way of expressing the funnel effect is to say that there are many more suspects and defendants than inmates. As criminal justice scholar Joel Samaha notes, the U.S. Constitution requires the government to support every deprivation of privacy, life, liberty, or property with facts. The greater the deprivation, the more facts that government agents are required to produce. A stop on the street requires fewer facts than an arrest; an arrest requires fewer facts than an indictment; an indictment requires fewer facts than a criminal conviction.

2. Compare two community crime prevention models. Is one more effective than the other? Why do you feel one is more effective? Provide an example[SY1] .

Community policing

Crime Prevention through environmental design (CPTED)
AND Community Policing

http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/crimepre.pdf

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1272/is_2672_129/ai_74572242/

http://www.palgrave-journals.com/cpcs/journal/v8/n4/abs/8150028a.html

http://www.restorativesolutions.us/resources.html

3. Why is partnership and collaboration important in crime control? Provide an example.

see most of the above articles and these:

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do;jsessionid=6B07CBD953976922C796A1ECD738C955?contentType=Article&hdAction=lnkhtml&contentId=872289

http://www.ncjrs.gov/txtfiles1/bja/184955.txt

http://www.co.multnomah.or.us/da/articles/community_safety.html

www.goccp.maryland.gov/grants/2010/gvrg/gvrg_fy2010_nofa.doc

http://www.justice.gov/archive/dag/pubdoc/CommitmentEndVioAganWome_co.pdf

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&hdAction=lnkpdf&contentId=872289

http://www.cityhpil.com/police/community.html

http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/road_traffic/activities/roadsafety_training_manual_unit_6.pdf

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2889/is_44_34/ai_53449103/


http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/archives/speeches/2005/05_0322henke.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EId/vol8no10/02-0400.htm

www.nwtemc.org/blockwatch/AboutCommunityPolicing.doc

4. Regarding the issue of reducing crime. What conclusions have you made based on your new sociological imagination about crime.

www.uwlax.edu/Sociology/zollweg/soc110e2notes.doc

http://unrulysociologists.blogspot.com/2009/04/sociological-imagination.html

The above has some interesting theories in the blogs...

www.vancouver.wsu.edu/fac/maclean/lecture_01_120407.ppt

http://mysociologicalimagination.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/what-is-race/

http://www.nvcc.edu/home/celsberg/SociologicalBiography.htm

http://thesociologicalimagination.com/2009/09/12/reverse-sociology/

http://www.academon.com/Term-Paper-The-Sociological-Imagination/115579

http://books.google.com/books?id=K0IuB3Gw_JQC&pg=PT31&lpg=PT31&dq=sociological+imagination+about+crime&source=bl&ots=f13r24 uwfg&sig=8SpjldyyugHHE8-rbHSUkaeVKQc&hl=en&ei=oM5PS8zHAcua8AaE8piZCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CAsQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=sociological%20imagination%20about%20crime&f=false

http://www.123helpme.com/search.asp?text=Sociological

https://www.rienner.com/uploads/47daac65eb6c2.pdf

This should give you enough to write several papers!

Good luck

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