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3 Components of Law

Law Enforcement's responsibilities receiving/documenting reports, investigating crimes, gathering/holding evidence, making arrests
judiciary's responsibilities overseeing court proceedings, making sure laws are followed, making final decisions, deciding release status of offender, deciding on plea bargains, determining final sentence
offender's rights legal representation, fair & speedy trial, remain silent
victim's rights kept apprised of status of case, any threats will lead to prosecution
Court System rights of the offender and the victim are brought to play
Corrections and Sentencing punishment for crimes
probation PUNISHMENT (after convicted)
parole REWARD (after released w/ time remaining on sentence)
incarceration deemed not able to follow society's rules
Correction's responsibilities maintaining security, providing medical care, providing counseling, processing inmates for release back into society
felony any crime that is punishable by more than 2.5 years in a state prison
misdemeanor any crime that is punishable by 2.5 years or less in a county jail
Created by: betho22