The Impact on the Criminal Justice Agency They Represent If the Solution Presented by Their Group Is Not Adopted
Due to its broad range practitioners that choses to implement using community justice within their agency has many different options for practicing the model. There are usually five possibilities to pursue community justice initiatives they include: crime prevention, policing, prosecution, adjudication, and corrections.
Nonetheless, not everyone is provided with the legal aid. In order for people to qualify for legal aid, they need to pass a test asserting their assets or level of income, and a merit test where matters are serious enough with a likelihood of winning. In view of all this issues, the criminal justice system cannot be said to be wholly effective and fair. Doubts have of late arisen on whether the criminal justice system abides by the principle of the rule of law. Arguments have been laid that misconceptions regarding criminal trails, and the power vested in organized crime, is the source of the degradation and corruption in the criminal justice system. This implies that the system is not performing on the principle of rule of law. Rather than serve the society by protecting the victims and convicting the guilty, the criminal justice system is dominated by indifferent court staff and judges, wily defence lawyers and defendants who bully witnesses. Hence the public confidence in the criminal justice system has been eroding with time. Another problem forming the opposite view stems from wrongful convictions. In Australia, a spate of wrongful convictions has resulted in certain jurisdictions sending their judges to undertake courses in avoiding wrongful convictions. Factors like overconfident eyewitnesses and bogus prosecution experts have been identified among the causes of misrepresented justice. There is also the aspect of lying jailhouse informants who invent confession frequently. Inept lawyers and overzealous prosecutors often jeopardize the accused right to trial. Another factor in wrongful convictions is the tendency especially in high profile cases, of the police, press and public figures seeking publicity, convicting the accused prior to trial.
In the end, the reputation of the agency and the justice system as such depends on the maintenance of discipline. Thus, it can be concluded that the three challenges of a criminal justice agency administration are indeed interrelated and interconnected, which means that the resolution of issues in one of these fields is likely to improve the situation with the two others.
There is also a different, but important role for advocates to play, he added. One participant noted that encouraging data sharing and aggregation could also help with providing information for decision making in criminal justice, but Cox noted that this idea is often met with resistance and might not occur voluntarily. More broadly, Jones explained, data are needed to demonstrate the overall impact of the criminal justice system on all Americans, such as the effects on gross domestic product.
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