Crime and the Criminal Justice System

Crime has been an issue for government leaders worldwide for many years.   In American today, crime is still a problem.   Crime is a law that is broken.   According to Merriam-Webster (2013), crime is “an act or the commission of an act that is forbidden or the omission of a duty that is commanded by a public law and that makes the offender liable to punishment by that law”.   Crime is related to law and it all goes hand in hand with the criminal justice system. states law is “the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or of custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision”.   In laymen’s terms, it is a set of rules.   Crime and law relates because without law crime cannot be prevented.   Also, without crime, there will be no laws.   Over the years, crimes have become so intent that the laws had to be harsher than before.   Laws had to be created to protect the innocent life of a person.  
There are two categories of crime.   The first category is violent crimes which includes murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.   Violent crimes has a high crime rate.   The second category is the property crimes.   These crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.   Crime can be control by the criminal justice system.
Criminal justice is the set of agencies and processes established by governments to control crime and impose penalties on those who violate laws.   The system is made up of three components; police, corrections, and courts.   Each section has several different functions.   The police element is the initial stage of the system.   This is the part where law enforcement officers enforce the law and try to protect the basic rights and freedoms of individual.   The corrections component carry out sentences imposed by the courts and respect the legal and human rights of the convicted.   The courts component is the stage...