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Crime and Criminology

Criminal Justice

Quiz 14 :

The Criminal Justice System

Quiz 14 :

The Criminal Justice System

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What are aspects of the system that appear to undermine fairness in the eyes of the public from time to time?
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-Inappropriate parole
-Concurrent sentences rather than cumulative sentences
-'Suspended' sentences (where a person does not serve the sentence in custody
-Statutes of limitations (periods beyond which a person cannot be charged)
-Suppressions related to the names of juvenile (or selected other offenders)
-Circumstances where a guilty person is released without conviction or penalty.

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Those deemed unfit to stand trial (because of an abnormality of mind) or who are mentally impaired at the time of committing an offence are usually housed in a special wing within maximum security prisons.
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Outline and make comment on why the case surrounding the murder of Jill Meagher was considered a 'catastrophic failure of justice'.
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-Jill Meagher was raped and murdered by Adrian Bayley in September 2012
-Bayley had a long history with the criminal justice system
-At age 19, he raped a 16-year-old and attempted to rape another.He served 22 months of a five-year sentence
-Raped five women and served 8 years of an 11-year sentence
-He was released on parole and in February 2012, admitted to punching a man unconscious; he received a three-month sentence which he successfully appealed
-He was still on parole at the time of Ms Meagher's rape and murder
-The parole order should have been revoked when he admitted to physical assault in February 2012
-The case highlighted serious concerns about probation, parole and bail decisions (especially for those with serious and violent histories of offending), decision making not being informed by research
-It also raised concerns around sentencing.Bayley received 15 years out of a possible 25 years; in combination with a 'life sentence' for the murder and non-parole period of 35 years, he could be free at age 76

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Which of the following is not an institution of the criminal justice system?
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Notions of retribution and restitution are derived from the theoretical perspective, ethical formalism.What does 'ethical formalism' refer to?
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What are the aims of the criminal justice system?
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What does the term 'separation of powers' refer to?
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Discuss the two-part structure of corrective service departments.
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A study conducted in 2007 about public confidence in the criminal justice system published which of the following results by respondents:
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The number of people on remand is an ongoing issue.Discuss.
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How effective is punishment as a deterrent to crime?
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