Packer's Duality as Applied to Stolberg's Dewey. Essay by Research Group

Packer's Duality as Applied to Stolberg's Dewey.
A review of Packer's theory on criminal justice using the literature of Stolberg in her piece "Thomas Dewey."
# 27189 | 946 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 27, 2003 in Literature (American) , Political Science (U.S.) , Law (Criminal)

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This paper explores Packer's theory that there are two separate models apparent in the criminal justice system-- due process and crime control. The writer analyzes the concepts by looking at Stolberg's biography of Dewey, a character who in this paper's view, epitomizes the duality of Packer's theory. The writer believes that Packer's ideas are not dated, and the emphasis on achieving a balance between his two models -- Crime Control and Due Process -- should be the goal of the criminal process.

From the Paper:

"Stolberg never directly mentions the philosophical construct of Packer's Two Models theories, which is unusual because she is writing about a man who epitomizes the concept precisely. In fact, seldom has the American legal system had a prosecutor who so readily typified both the due process and crime control models. The fact that Dewey could be comfortable functioning with what could be a crippling duality is suggested by the ease with which he would easily change political alliances. Solidly Republican when that suited his needs, liberally democratic when called for."

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