The United States of America and the world forever changed with the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, American citizens and citizens of other nations called for justice. The country, which represented the panicle of power, wealth, and might, was attacked and unable to fight off the attack. The individuals responsible believed that since the United States was not able to stop the attacks or strike back militarily, it would not be able to seek justice. The enemy was not another superpower; it was not even another country, but a stealthy and determined terror organization, which waited patiently to strike. The United States regular military designed to fight other countries militaries, not terrorist organizations, is limited in protecting the United States from this determined enemy. The United States law enforcement agencies took the fight to ensure justice; through discretion, treatment and punishment according to one’s conduct would be administered. This paper will identify how the United States law enforcement agencies are pursuing criminal justice.
Since attending the University of Phoenix, perception of the justice system, the roles in the justice system, the operation of the justice system, and what justice is has come to more of a understanding of the real world application of what is justice is. Expectations of the criminal justice system were limited due to limited contact, the media, and opinion based on novice knowledge of how our criminal justice system operates. The United States criminal justice system has many limitations that require the use of discretion. The limitations are caused by an over-burdened court system, over-populated prison system, and limited fiscal resources. No justice system, not even the United States justice system can satisfy everyone’s expectations of justice. With justice though, it begins with our law enforcement. Local, state, and federal... [continues]
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