April 13, 2009

Two active criminal justice theories

There are two active criminal justice theories in use in the USA .

The due process model focuses on rights of the accused. The Crime Control Model focuses on protection of the innocent.

When the bully “punishes” his target, he is using the second model. The “crime” that the victim commits is not submitting completely to the bully’s every whim and delusion.

Yet the bully is not protecting the innocent; he/she is protecting their own self interest.

In a country that honors freedom, the bully ignores the principles most of us follow and uses intimidation to achieve his/her selfish goals.

We only need the government to enforce the law and prohibit bullies from destroying innocent people.


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