Criminology and Criminal Justice as Sciences Term Paper by Nicky

The paper explores the concepts of criminology and criminal justice as sciences.
# 146367 | 1,473 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper attempts to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the sciences behind criminology and criminal justice. The paper then discusses how the criminal justice system is one that is complex, and is often subject to public opinion. The paper demonstrates how criminal theory, the criminal justice system and the technology of criminology and evidence are working together to address public concerns and improve public safety.

The Science of Criminology
The Science of Criminal Justice
Summary: The Court of Public Opinion

From the Paper:

"As sciences, the study of criminology and criminal justice are at an exciting place in time and technology. Today, there is more science than ever to back up the investigation and the prosecution of crime. The use of technology must be accompanied by a strict code of ethics supporting the investigation, collection, storage, and even the testimony as it all pertains to the criminologist in the places and processes of the criminal justice system. That system is supported by technology that helps to match perpetrators to crimes that have been committed, and can even put a face to the remains of a lost child so that the victim can be identified and bring closure to loved ones. All these things are possible not just in theory, but in reality, because it is the place in time and technology where criminology and criminal justice converge with science today."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Caudill, D. S. (2008). Genetic Witness: Science, Law, and Controversy in the Making of DNA Profiling. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 98(2), 687+. Retrieved March 23, 2009, from Questia database:
  • Roberts, J. V., & Stalans, L. J. (1997). Public Opinion, Crime, and Criminal Justice. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Retrieved March 23, 2009, from Questia database:
  • Siegel, Larry J., (2009). Criminology. Thomson Wadsworth, Belmont, WA.

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Criminology and Criminal Justice as Sciences (2010, December 25) Retrieved September 29, 2022, from

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"Criminology and Criminal Justice as Sciences" 25 December 2010. Web. 29 September. 2022. <>