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Criminal legal systems can be loosely classified as either common, civil, Islamic or socialist law in nature. However, today many jurisdictions have adopted hybrid models that combine elements of various legal systems.
 
Criminal legal systems can be loosely classified as either common, civil, Islamic or socialist law in nature. However, today many jurisdictions have adopted hybrid models that combine elements of various legal systems.
  
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==Core Values==
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The criminal justice system:
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* 1, Allows for safety, humanity and respect
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* 2. Is not arbitrary and has checks and balances
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* 3. Accounts for individual differences
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* 4. Embraces concepts of equality
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* 5. Is swift and communicates to detainees
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* 6. Embodies fairness
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* 7. Allows for openness and public oversight
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* 8. Uses proportionality and reflects the goals of reformation and rehabilitation.
  
 
== Common Law ==
 
== Common Law ==

Revision as of 22:29, 7 April 2010

Criminal legal systems can be loosely classified as either common, civil, Islamic or socialist law in nature. However, today many jurisdictions have adopted hybrid models that combine elements of various legal systems.

Core Values

The criminal justice system:

  • 1, Allows for safety, humanity and respect
  • 2. Is not arbitrary and has checks and balances
  • 3. Accounts for individual differences
  • 4. Embraces concepts of equality
  • 5. Is swift and communicates to detainees
  • 6. Embodies fairness
  • 7. Allows for openness and public oversight
  • 8. Uses proportionality and reflects the goals of reformation and rehabilitation.

Common Law

England

United States

Civil Law

France

Islamic Law

Socialist Systems