Essay on No Single Criminal Justice System

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To understand the prison or jail systems, you must first understand the meaning of our criminal justice systems. The criminal justice system is the set of agencies and processes established by governments to control crime and impose penalties on those who violate laws. (National Center for Victims of Crime, 2012). There is no single criminal justice system in the United States of America, the criminal justice system is divided in jurisdictions such a city (police officer, court and jail), county (police officer, court and jail), state (police officer, court, jail and prison), federal (federal agency, federal court and federal prison) or tribal government or military installation. (National Center for Victims of Crime, 2012). Working with many jurisdictions the first responder must establish if a crime has been committed. If a crime has been committed the first responder must generate a report of the crime, an investigation would be conducted and an arrest citation would be performed. After the arrest of the suspect the he or she would have first appearance, have a bail or bond set for he or she releases, grand jury or preliminary hearing court, arraignment, plea agreement, trial and sentencing if he or she is found guilty of the crime they were accused of committing. (National Center for Victims of Crime, 2012). At court the jury would determine the suspect sentencing. After the jury determines the suspect sentencing for the crime they were accused of committed,…

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