Senior Capstone In Criminal Justice

What is the cornerstone of the American criminal justice system?

1. Constitutional rights – due process

2. The assumption that “one is presumed innocent until proven guilty”

3. The burden of proof rests with the state/government

4. Why so many safeguards for the accused?

5. Are we ignoring the victim?

6. What should we do for the victim?

7. How should the system be re-designed so as to provide fair treatment for all concerned?

 

Please address 1-7 in a 2-3 page paper incorporating all that you have learned up to this point in CJ.

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