Criminal justice theory deals with administration of proportionate punishment a person who has committed a crime. Criminal justice is administered by the relevant people in authority as a corrective measure to the offense committed. The relevant people involved in administering criminal justice includes; the police, lawyers and advocates, magistrates and judges in courts. These professionals, by virtue of their jobs’ profession, they deal with people having unique cases of crimes.
The law of criminal justice requires that a proportionate punishment should be administered to people who have committed any kind of crimes. However the law of criminal justice also forbids the unreasonable use the powers bestowed upon these professionals by either, over or under punishing the criminals. The punishment is supposed to be a corrective measure to deter the criminal from committing such crimes in the future. The police force by virtue of their profession are involved in many cases that require administration of criminal justice.
The policemen or women are supposed to be impartial when dealing with these criminal cases. They are supposed to know what incidences may require the use of extra forces like fire arms. They are supposed to know the incidences that require applications of little force and litter punishments. Cases of policemen or women being impartial during administration of criminal justice are very common. For instance their are cases where police demands to be bribed by the criminals in order for them to be able to administer a litter form of punishment to the criminals.
In other cases the police depending on the mood or personal hatred of the criminal, they may decide to invoke the use of fire arms at incidences that might have not been appropriate. The court judges are also important pillars in administration of criminal justice. The judges are supposed to listen carefully to a given case and offer an impartial ruling commensurate with the the form of crime committed. The law of criminal justice requires them to discharge their duties diligently without fear or favor.
The ruling is supposed to be facts oriented. The court prosecutors are also important elements in administrations of criminal justice. The court prosecutors are supposed to direct the cases in court and to offer legal guidance to the court on matters pertaining the case. The prosecutors are not supposed to mislead the court on any given matter. The lawyers and the advocates are also involved in matters that require administrations of legal justice.
The lawyers and advocates are supposed to represent their clients in court cases without misleading the client given that the client may not be very much conversant with legal matters pertaining the case. The legal representation of the case must be within the law. All the stakeholders involved in the profession requiring administrations of criminal justice are always entitled to stick to their professional code of conduct and ethics while discharging their duties. Their are trainings for administrations of criminal justice that requires them to be train in.
Criminal justice can also be applied in cases that are not necessarily criminal, because criminal justice is a form of punishment administered to people who have done something wrong. By doing something wrong does not necessarily justify one to be a criminal, hence as a corrective measure one is given a punishment equivalent to the “crime’ committed (Duffee, & Maguire, 2007). Word count: 556 Reference Duffee, E. D. & Maguire, R. E. (2007). Criminal Justice theory: Explaining the Nature and Behavior of Criminal Justice. United States of America: Taylor and Francis Group