The Influence Of The Criminal Justice System
Individuals gain a majority of their knowledge, perception, and attitudes towards the criminal justice system from various modes of media such as movies, magazines, articles, television programs, and news from real life events. Examples of current trending television shows in this field include Law and Order, CSI, Suits, Criminal Justice, Criminal Minds, and Luther among others. The justice system has drawn attention in several countries, especially the United States, to the extent of media houses formulating reports that represent daily occurrences in crime. Therefore, media houses have become the largest influence 's of public perception.
The biggest opinion about the system is that crime does not pay. Most …show more content…
The individuals who are meant to be dealing with fraud are the ones perpetrating the vice. There’s always a crooked lawyer, judge, police officer, guard, or witness when dealing with a case. In fact, the media goes further to insinuate that this habit is quite standard that anyone who chooses integrity stands out as being different from the rest.
Still, on corruption, the corrupt-free officers rarely win according to most media depictions. Their efforts are almost always thwarted with threats on their lives or those of their loved ones. They also face harsh repercussions and severe risks for choosing to be different.
Another common perception related to crime is that the average criminal is poor, black, and a regular offender. The media paints them as violent people who prey on unsuspecting innocent white people. Finally, the society views prisons as failing the justice system. They are an extension of crooked activities outside, only occurring in a confined space. They fail to correct convicts who are either celebrated for their crimes or get convicted over and over again.
Investigation on the Public Impressions about the Criminal Justice …show more content…
According to a study done by Yale Law, judicial corruption is among the most prevalent issues facing the criminal justice system in the United States (Shugerman, 2015). The research gives an incident of two judges in Pennsylvania who admitted to receiving bribes amounting to over 2.6 million US dollars to extend the detention time of minors. From the same research, 2% of North American citizens who have encountered judges admit to handing the officials with bribes. A different study by Wang (2013) also confirms that court funding and corruption had created an obstacle to prevail justice in