The Judiciary Role in the Criminal Justice System
One of the main features that ensure the protection and just outcomes for all people is the consistency of the adversarial system. Furthermore, legal representation allows you navigate laws that you would not have been aware of absent representation. This legal representation is very helpful as many may not know the rule of the law or understand it.
The 500 attendees included State chief justices, court managers, and representatives of the Federal judiciary, bar, and news media. The draft National Action Plan that emerged from this conference focused on such strategies as improved education and training of judges, improved media understanding of the courts, increased judicial involvement in public education on the role of the courts, and better use of information technology (Sherman, L.W., 1992). Yet the strategies seemed unresponsive to concerns about the treatment of victims and offenders voiced in the northeastern States survey. The organizations participating in this plan include the American Bar Association, DOJ, the Conference of Chief Justices, and the League of Women Voters. The personal concerns of survey respondents are consistent with a major theory about declining public confidence in all of government—not just the criminal justice system—in all modern nations. A similar loss of trust has been found in 18 other nations. These concerns arise from the growth of equality in all walks of life and increasing emphasis on respect for individuals. To the extent the survey shows the public demand for greater respect of citizens by courts, it reflects a more general complaint about government in liberal democracies (Safir, H., 1999).
In conclusion, criminal justice system is a vital part of our society and a complex amalgamation of the three major components which include; law enforcement, courts and corrections.
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