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Crime Control and Due Process Models

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Compare the two competing systems of operation within the U.S. criminal justice system, the crime control model and the due process model.
Analyze and describe the core philosophies of each of the models.
Describe how these models differ in the criminal justice operations and actions by law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys.

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This posting compares and analyzes the core philosophies of the crime control model and the due process model.

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The following are keys of the crime control model:
1. Crime needs to be contained and should be the most important function of the criminal justice system. It is necessary for a free society.
2. The criminal justice system should concentrate on supporting victims' rights rather than protecting a defendants' rights.
3. Law Enforcement should be given expanded powers to make it easier for them to investigate, arrest, search, seize, and convict.
4. Legal technicalities should be eliminated because it only limits officers from catching the bad guy.
5. The criminal ...

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