Legal Aspects of Corrections
CHAPTER 1: SUMMARY
Criminal Justice is among the most misunderstood factors of the society. There appears to be different sides of perception regarding this matter from different sectors of the human community. The divisions primarily are based from two major views. The first division is where the knowledgeable individuals belong. They are those who are more aware of the situation and the theories that underlie it. While on the other side of the division are those who primarily base their understanding upon what is actually obvious.
They intend to comprehend with what Criminal Justice through the basis of the actual situations that happen in the society. This is where misconception of the whole idea of what crime, what justice and what Criminal Justice is as a whole.
In this paper, the difference of the two major perceptions addressed earlier with regards the reality of Criminal Justice shall be discussed. More likely, this study shall be directly focused upon the importance as well as impact that education has on individuals who have not gained deeper understanding of what Criminal Justice is. The idea is to compare their perceptions with others who are simply basing their beliefs regarding the said issue on obvious occurrences.
The society is certainly surrounded by the many influential effects of mass media towards the views of the public. Television programs primarily contribute to the social identity of the reality behind the existence of Crime and Criminal Justice. These programs consequentially make the Criminal Justice look much sophisticated and creative enough to support the idea that the said sector in the society indeed exists in fine reputation.
On the contrary, actual news reports find it hard to connote to this particular idealism of the truth when several corruptive activities within the offices of the Criminal Justice Personnels occur. From this, it could be noted that the vision of the society is primarily blurred out by the extremities of the presentation of both media and news with regards the systematic operation of Criminal Justice sector of the human society.
Harvey Wallace and Cliff Robertson. Legal Aspects of Corrections. ISBN 0-942728-92-0.