November 13, 2011
University of Phoenix
Criminal Justice Trend Evaluation
The criminal justice system always has evolved with society in making modification in technology to detect growing trends. Barriers for growing trends could interpret change for justice in general. The basic for most changes are keeping up with society as priorities become more evident that signals review and inform on trends in justice. Criminal justice for forever altering to protect and serve a changing society in trying to affect the outcome before results is permanent. This paper will examine barriers within criminal justice as it relates to women and minorities in certain departments. In addition, identify and evaluate future and current trends affecting criminal justice as defined value in the system from a changing society.
Recent trends in criminal justice
In criminal justice recent trends relating to gender and racial assessments had been an issue that ensures equal opportunities for each regarding police work. The trends for women and minorities have evaluated in official and informal configuration of police organizations; however, obstacles related to gender and race although rare can happen (Muraskin & Roberts, 2009). Regardless of assessment made in different departments women have shown effective abilities to become patrol officers and provide some structure to a department. However, past trends have hampered processes into police work involving organizational resistance to slow down staffing and preservation of female officers. Technical resistance consists of failure to adjust police equipment and gear sufficiently for women along with continuous issues in testing and firearms preparations that could be prevented with procedural methods. Another resistance is political and cultural resistance that focuses on issues with development of flexible shift for...