Law Reform Commission

Even as the criminal justice tries to implement various methods of suppressing crime, it is a quite wide range to try and eliminate it at once. Nevertheless, the system should be in a position to reduce the level of crime in the society to tolerable levels. By engaging in such a scope, the system will ensure that the set goals are achievable and hence the efforts applied will be widely fruitful in the sense of set thresholds. In the current global technological status and revolution of various technologies in general, the level of crime is also dependent on the technology available.

There are technical incidences in crime today. For the system to be effective, it must take into account the application of technologies in the process of identifying, regulating and punishing criminals (Law Reform Commission of Western Australia, 2002). It should ensure that technology is in place not to just trace the criminals and find out what happened where but also prevent crime and the reoccurrence of it. An example would be the strategy by the American police department to continuously increase the number of police cameras on the streets and private CCTVs in buildings in the major cities.

This helps keep the levels of crime down as the criminals say, “they have got the cameras there” and in essence can help keep crime off some highly sensitive selected areas like urban regions. Also, with the issue of technology in the system, judgment could be easily given on minor events where communication between law keepers on ground and the rest of the legal framework can enable onsite punishment, like on-the-spot fines (Law Reform Commission of Western Australia, 2002).

With this kind of strategy, the overall crime suppression task becomes less complex and allows for only the major crimes to go through the court processes. In order for this to succeed, it will need to be implemented and encouraged in all the three sections of the criminal justice system, that is, the law enforcement, adjudication and corrections in jails and prisons. In effectiveness of the system, it will be of utmost importance if it focused on the victim of the crime as well, in terms of compensation.

This would form a strong way of making the same offender have a lesser likelihood of repeating the crime and help create and associate a sense of loss to committing crimes. The effectiveness of the system therefore will not be in the sense of bringing offenders to justice but also reclaiming losses for the victim and reducing reoccurrence of common crimes. As from the Restorative justice model and the actuarial justice model, the estimation of occurrence or prevention of occurrence of crime is also an important part of fighting it.

The system should therefore include some ways of extending its mandate to research and analysis as well as application of measures to prevent crime from happening, apart from the investigation and settling the already happened situation crime. Some of the criminal perform organized crime and to root it the system should also have some organization in predetermining the occurrence of crime. Preventive measures can contribute much more towards curbing crime and remove the need of dealing with minor incidences.