What Justice Means to Me

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What Justice Means to Me and How I Will Impact Society

Karin Jordan

University of Phoenix

This class is the first in my major of Criminal Justice, and throughout this class there will be a great deal of valuable information obtained. Justice can have several meanings to it because all of us are different in our own way, and we all will have different outlook on situations. Throughout this research paper you will learn about what justice means to me, and how I think I will impact society once I achieve my bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Secondly, you will be able to compare with the remaining of the class mates to see exactly how many of our views are the same or different. Last but not least, there will be at least two examples of real cases that have occurred in the past with my opinion on if I thought justice was served or not with my insight of what justice means to me.

Justice is a very important topic I believe in the world today because of the criminal law system (network) and the issues taking place. I feel that justice is when a person who committed a crime and is found guilty is accountable for the crime. Secondly, justice also means to ensure that the defendant is treated fairly and impartial through the criminal justice process. The criminal justice process has a total of 11 steps which is the following: crime, investigation, arrest, booking, initial appearance, arraignment, trial, sentencing, appeal, corrections, and last but not least the release. Once the defendant has been found guilty of the crime and successfully went through all the steps of the criminal justice system and the decision was fair I will considered “justice served”.

The first example I would like to discuss will be the Michael Vick case about dog fighting. Michael Vick is a famous NFL football player that was a starting quarter back for the Atlanta Falcons. In July 17, 2009, Michael Vick was indicted with illegal dog fighting. The name of the organization...
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