The Role of the Criminal Justice Professional Term Paper by SBurtis

The Role of the Criminal Justice Professional
A look at the role of the criminal justice professional in serving individual and societal needs.
# 152665 | 1,010 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Apr 11, 2013 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections)

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The paper discusses how criminal justice practitioners serve dual roles; they assist the individual and also serve the needs of society as a whole. The paper discusses the key social issues affecting individuals and society, that include drugs, domestic violence and organized crime, and describes the role of the criminal justice professional in addressing these problems. The paper also argues that criminal justice practitioners must be aware of the issues that are most prominent in the communities they serve in order to effectively address those issues.

Key Social Issues
The Role of the Criminal Justice Professional
Impact of Key Social Issues on the Role of the Criminal Justice Professional

From the Paper:

"Drugs affect individuals and society on several levels. The use of drugs puts the user and others at risk of accident, injury, and death, among other risks. Distribution creates an unsafe environment, as along with distribution comes issues with territory, money, and loyalty, often leading to violence, murder, and other crimes. Use and distribution create demand, which leads to manufacturing. While manufacturing f some drugs simply involves growing plants or dealers getting their hands on pills, there is even more risk with drugs like crack, cocaine, heroin, meth, and their derivatives. Many of these drugs are often cut with chemicals not fit for human consumption, and methamphetamine in particular puts the "cook" and those in his or her vicinity at risk. Whether stovetop cooking or shake and bake, meth releases fumes that are detrimental to the human respiratory system and the risk of explosion, fire, and burns is great. Criminal justice practitioners work to educate the public, to prevent and reduce drug crimes, and to prosecute and punish those guilty of such crimes in an attempt to clean up our streets and enhance public safety (Critical Criminal Justice Issues, n.d., pp. 35-45)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Critical Criminal Justice Issues. (n.d.). National Institute of Justice. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from
  • Felkenes, G. T. (1973). In The criminal justice system : its functions and personnel. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice-Hall.
  • Sharp, M. (n.d.). Romanticizing the Mafia. Clio's Eye Index. Retrieved October 4, 2012, from

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