Pursuing Criminal Justice through Law Enforcement Term Paper by Peter Pen

Pursuing Criminal Justice through Law Enforcement
An analysis of current practices within law enforcement that demonstrate justice within the American judicial system.
# 106017 | 2,124 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008
Published on Jul 23, 2008 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Law (General)

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This paper discusses possible definitions of justice in its relation to law enforcement. It particularly discusses how criminal justice is connected to the idea of due process. The paper then focuses on current practices within law enforcement that demonstrate justice. The paper argues that policies and practices created to increase public order or individual rights are frequently seen to diminish that which they were put in place to protect. Finally, the paper discusses how justice as it applies to law enforcement in America has changed since the advent of September 11, 2001 and the direction it will take in the future.

Table of Contents:
Current Practices Demonstrating Justice
Community Policing
Miranda Law
Cross-agency Cooperation
Changes following September 11th
USA Patriot Act
Department of Homeland Security
Airport Security
Future Challenges
Consequences of the Patriot Act
Racial Profiling
Prediction for Law Enforcement

From the Paper:

"Rapidly expanding technologies, including computer networking, the Internet, wireless services of all kinds, and simple access to relatively anonymous forms of electronic communication, signal a new era for the American justice system and more importantly, law enforcement. On the other hand, law enforcement access to high-technology investigative tools has produced enormous amounts of information on crimes and suspects, and the use of innovative investigative tools are beginning to shape many of the practical aspects of the 21st century criminal justice system. Sadly, in my opinion, the criminal justice system of the future will look much like the system we know today."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dean, J. (2001). Liberties lost: Unintended consequences of the anti-terror law. Retrieved April 13, 2005, from http://www.catudal.org/drexel_311_liberties_lost.htm
  • Department of State. (2002). Retrieved April 6, 2005, from http://usembassy- australia.state.gov/hyper/2002/0618/epf205.htm
  • Hendrie, E. (1997). Beyond Miranda. Retrieved April 10, 2005, from http://www.fbi.gov/publications/leb/1997/mar976.htm
  • Immigration law and policy. (2005). Retrieved April 10, 2005, from http://www.nilc.org/immlawpolicy/arrestdet/ad053.htm
  • Rivas, M. (2001). Anti-terrorism proposals worry civil libertarians. Retrieved April 20, 2005, from http://archives.cnn.com/2001/US/09/25/inv.civil.liberties/index.html

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