black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

Guest Post by Rachel Stinson

Criminal justice is the process by which justice can be dispensed by the government and social institutions to keep crime and criminal mind under control. Criminal justice is highly critical to maintain justice and ensure peace and harmony.

It is said that past behavior is the best predictor of future conduct. From this perspective, it is useful to try to deter crimes by preventing known offenders from continuing their criminal behavior. This article focuses on how criminal justice helps deter crimes and save the society from its deleterious effects. While traditional efforts to prevent crime are directed towards those who are not yet involved in the crime, our broader definition includes all setting that reduces crime in the community. As a result, there is a program by Legal Consultant Dubai in the courts and corrections that focus on reducing activities of offenders.

For policy purposes, recent attempts to reduce crime by courts and corrections can be divided into six categories:

  • Inability to work or depriving the offender of the ability to commit crime usually through capital punishment
  • Deterrence or punishment that is so repugnant that neither the punished offender (specific deterrence) nor others (general deterrence) will commit the crime in the future
  • Rehabilitation or treatment directed to change the criminals and preventing the future criminal behavior of the treated individual.
  • Community restraints or supervision of criminals in the community to reduce their capacity and their crimes
  • Structural, disciplinary and challenging programs that use physical and psychological experiences to change the offenders positively or deter them from later crime (specific deterrence)
  • A combination of rehabilitation and restraint to ensure that offenders make changes that are associated with a reduction in future criminal behavior

The categorization is a heuristic device for classifying a broad range of existing programs in criminal justice systems in Law Firm Abu Dhabi. They constitute different strategies for deterring crime in the community. Most of them have theoretical reasons to expect a reduction in crime; they differ significantly in the mechanism anticipated to produce the reduction in crime.

The support for criminal justice has changed enormously over the past 30 years. In the 1970s, the emphasis on rehabilitation, which had existed since the beginning of the century gave way to a focus on equality and fairness in sentencing, and then to an increased focuses on incapacitation, deterrence and restraint strategies of crime prevention. Today, incapacitation is the primary justification for imprisonment in the U.S. criminal justice system (Zimring and Hawkins, 1995).

From this perspective, problems such as costs, prison crowding, risk factors, public opinion and the politicization of decision-making are considered necessary only if they directly affect criminal activities and prevent crimes. These issues are addressed only when they are such an important part of the interpretation of the impact of some programs that can’t be dismissed easily. In general, the focus of this article is on activities in the courts and corrections that have direct impacts on preventing crime by reducing the activities of the known criminals. 

Given the scope of the program and the evaluations, an overview of crime prevention in the criminal justice system is a huge assignment, and decisions had to be made about what is important. 

About The Author

Rachel Stinson
Rachel Stinson

Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates and restaurants with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters including legal matters about Law Firm in Dubai like AlHanaee etc.

President, Publisher at Oakes Media Group
C J Oakes is an author and freelance writer from Lubbock, TX, USA. In addition to this website, he operates and

As an author, he has numerous books to his credit including the best-selling Survive and Thrive After the Collapse of the Dollar series. In addition, he has written over a hundred books for clients since 2011 and has created innumerable web pages for law firms and others worldwide.

Passionate about Justice, Mr. Oakes believes that the scales of justice are never balanced, but it is the duty of each citizen to do their part to re-calibrate the scales as needed. When the scales of justice shift too far to one side, they must be returned a near as possible to center.

He built this site with the goal of helping students of criminal justice understand how to apply the principles needed for re-calibrating the scales as well as providing easy access to needed study resources.

Criminal Justice Law International welcomes guest posts and anyone interested in contributing to the goals of the site.

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