Origins Of Common Law

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The origins of common law are the England and Christianity. The Common law is a body of law based on custom and general principles embodied in case law. The common law was adopted by each of the states in the United State of America, as well as the national government of the new nation. The origin of common law can be traced back to sources such as; the common law principles of England, the equity principles, Christianity and ecclesiastical courts. (Legal, 2016). The general goals and purposes of the criminal justice system are discourage and deter people from committing crimes, protect society from dangerous and harmful people, punish people who have committed crimes and rehabilitate and reform people who have committed crimes. (Anderson, …show more content…
This is a continuous battle that law enforcement, such as; peace officer (police officer), correction officer, probation officer, federal agents, lawyers and judges fight every day because of the constitution and peoples’ rights. Understanding law enforcement does the best they can by protecting society from dangerous offenders. Law enforcement in general even adds more assistant by using more technology such as; body camera and video camera. Even advancing their knowledge by taking more training and educating the public about how to spot and what to do about criminal’s activity in their area. Some of the problem that law enforcement run into is the justice system and people constitution rights. After the suspects who are arrested for the accused crime, the justice system either gives the offender a slap on the wrist by giving them probation or less time for the crime. When that situation occurs the criminals will continue to commit either the same crime or a more serious crime. These days the public view law enforcement as the bad guy and even when we do conduct a good case we are accused of violating that offender right, if we as law enforcement have to save or protect someone from being hurt. If the public view can have a different look on situation that a normal law enforcement officer would have to do in that situation, crime will go down and law enforcement wants be afraid of during their …show more content…
Rehabilitate people who have committed crime is a great idea. Most of the crimes that do occur within certain area happen because of substance abuse. Substance abuse is the main leading cause of crime in today’s society when it comes to violent crime. Controlled substance can take over a person body and cause them to do any to gain funds or conduct service to have access to the illegal controlled substance. Rehabilitate and reform someone to help them either get off the illegal controlled substance, help them with their mental issues or even help them get a job or get into school can decrease crimes. The problem that most states are having is even if the states help a person, the question is “if that person going to want the help, when that person is finish with the program are they going to stay on the right track, is this person abusing the system just get a lesser sentences and can the states and tax payers afford the payment to keep the program”. When rehabilitate and reform someone these are some of the question that are ask and if the states does feel like that person is worse the help, the states will placed that person in jail or prison and let the justice system deal with that person and hopefully that person can rehabilitate their self within the jail or prison

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