Components of the Criminal Justice System Essay

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Components of the Criminal Justice System

Abstract
Components of the criminal justice system include the police, the court system and correctional agencies. The definition, the function and examples of each component of the American criminal justice system will be described. The criminal procedure and the processing of offenders will also be described in details.

Components of the Criminal Justice System The criminal justice system consists of three main components. Those components are polices, courts, and corrections. Each component will be defined according to the American criminal justice system. The primary function of each component will also be identified and two examples of each component will be given. The ultimate
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In “First 48”, there are two crimes going on at the same time. The stage for which the television show display is how the crime was committed, how the crime was investigated, how the crime was solve, and the court processing for the offender. In the movie “Oz”, it shows once the offender reach prison, the procedures for which he/she must do in order to enter into the prison system from being assisted a bed to getting the proper clothing to wear. “Oz” shows events from morning to night that can or has occurred at any given moment. The criminal justice procedure is different for juveniles and adults. The criminal justice procedure for an adult is as followed: a crime is committed, the criminal is either apprehend or not. If the criminal is arrested, the offender is arrested and he/she is given a bond. If he/she cannot bond out, they will remain in jail until their court hearing. The criminal justice procedure for a juvenile is as followed: a crime is committed, the juvenile is either apprehend or not. If the juvenile is apprehend, he/she will be detained until a parent or guardian is notified. The components of the criminal justice system include the following system: the police, the court system and correctional agencies. The definitions, the function and two example of each component of the American criminal justice system are given. The criminal procedure and the processing of the offenders were also described above. Television shows and/or

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