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York University
CRIM 2652
Anna Pratt

Today’s class 1. What makes criminal law distinct? 2. Explanatory frameworks/models of CJ th 3. In class test #1 Nov. 7 Civil Vs. Criminal Law Refer to chart on PowerPoint Crime funnel chart –suggest that cases are lost as they move through the system Funnel: Sites of Loss (consensus method) Visibility/reporting— Police discretion—enormous amount of discretion in determining who will be brought to the funnel and on what terms. Racial profiling. Bail— Prosecutorial discretion—not only diverts some cases out of the system, but the possibility of dropping cases entirely. If cases do go to trial, its possible the person wont be guilty. Trial— Sentencing— Parole—criminals should end up here Explanatory Frameworks Consensus: Funnel • Both crime control and due process model are consensus models. In the due process model, the presumption of innocence is taken into account through every stage of the funnel.  Function of CJS is to protect society  CJS marked by “loss”  Reform aimed at reducing loss  More police, tighter bail, mandatory sent
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