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SOC 3730
Michelle Dumas

Week 2 Online Readings – Democracy and Criminal Justice… - Sung – SOC3730 - how governments react to crime and administer justice reflects the nature of the political regime - criminal justice is democratically administered by increasing popular access to justice and counterbalancing the exercise of state authority with the promotion of civic participation in the criminal justice process and the accountability of justice officials to the law rather than to the government - the power distribution and the shared beliefs about government determine the character of criminal justice processing - democracy was indeed inversely related to the staffing of the prosecutorial offices and the courts but failed to demonstrate a relationship with police and prison personnel – there was no relationship between democracy and the size of police personnel - positive relationship between democracy and correctional personnel - authoritari
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