n criminology there is a common classification of approaches to criminal justice organizations and their functions that views criminal justice as either a coherent system of processes that are linked together to maximize efficiency and justice (the consensus model) or as a mix of conflicting offices, agencies and interests with little coherence and lots of in-fighting that is quite dysfunctional (the conflict model) in the administration of justice.

 

These links should be helpful if all this is new to you

http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/crime-control-model-definition-examples.html

http://userwww.sfsu.edu/kwalsh/h_packer.htm

Your Task

Review the protections guaranteed in the Bill of Rights in the 4th; 5th; 6th; 8th amendments of the US Constitution. Below is a link to the Bill of Rights.

http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-amendments/bill-of-rights/

Where do you stand in terms of the “crime control” versus “due process” distinction? Offer a brief explanation for why you support one view or the other. Also, do you think the criminal justice “system” is best characterized by the consensus or the conflict models? Why?