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Criminal Justice Trends Evaluation

Criminal Justice Trends Evaluation Paper
    Jerry J Lynch Jr
February 20, 2012
CJA/394 - Contemporary Issues and Futures in Criminal Justice
Darren Gil, Faculty
University of Phoenix

Criminal Justice Trends Evaluation
    The criminal justice field is an ever evolving field.   As today’s technology changes so does the way the criminal justice field interacts with that technology.   As our society changes the technology that we use will also be altered to fit the situation.   The barriers that come along can affect how the criminal justice field interprets what to do next.   The basis of the criminal justice system is to protect and serve the community as a whole.   Keeping up with the changes in society is a vital part of our criminal justice.   Within this paper there will be an examination of the barriers as it relates to females in the criminal justice field as well as minorities in particular roles and departments.   Furthermore, it will evaluate the current and future trends that affect the criminal justice as designed and defined in regards to the evolution of technology and a forever changing society.   However, as time began to change the world, policing changed as well.   In this paper this author will evaluate the past, present and future trends in the interface between components of the criminal justice system and criminal justice connections with surrounding society which involves policing in the United States of America.  
Past Trends            
    Sometimes it’s better to let the things in the past, stay in the past but not when it comes to policing, back in the late 1800s and early 1900s police made people feel safe within their community. Police officers would walk the streets patrolling the neighborhood, standing on street corners talking to the neighbors in the community and actually getting to know the people who they help protect.   That was when citizens and police officers actually knew each other on a first name basis, when...

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