Since the beginning of modernity, laws have been adjusted to guide people within a society. However, inconsistency in criminal justice system has been felt mainly after people lost trust over the court system due to systems’ numerous flaws in the past. These actions have on the contrary resulted to anarchy in the system in the present age. The thesis of the study is that criminal justice is an effective approach in advancing notions of social justice. Criminal justice can be practiced through incorporation of essential information from interdisciplinary competencies. Criminology, law, philosophy, science, psychology, and sociology are significant fields in the society in appreciating what crime was committed, who committed the crime, and why the crime was committed. Criminology enlightens about the crime, the law ensures that people are orderly while studies in philosophy, sociology, and psychology illustrate the reason for committing such a crime and the kinds of people that participate in the crime. How the society reacts and adjusts after a crime has been committed can be related to the mental illness of the participant.
Social justice concerns arise worldwide and within groups (Social Work Today, 2007). These concerns are a consequence of unequal capital, iniquitous conduct of persons, and unequal distribution of resources. Application of technology will enable enforcers solve crimes that have in the past been termed impossible (Social Work Today, 2007). Through the advanced technology, application of enhanced safety procedures will be stipulated, which will eventually slow down crime rates and augments the criminal justice system. Classification system is another useful approach in enhancing criminal justice, as it allows every offender to obtain necessary rehabilitation required according to the crime committed. According to Robinson & Landrum (2013), classification system is a provision of equality within corrections, which possesses objective criteria like offense history, substance abuse patterns applied to all inmates to determine suitable classification.
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