Forensic Science: Cognitive Biases Criminal Justice studies are the examination of crime prevention, punishment, and the rehabilitation of those who commit crimes within the criminal justice system. It draws upon criminology, sociology, psychology, and economics to examine the legal system and determine the best processes that are used to achieve the following two goals: the protection of citizens’ safety from crime, and the protection of citizens’ rights. Sometimes aspects of the criminal justice
Criminal Profiling is known to be a form of Behavioural Analysis and can be referred to under terms and definitions. A classic text book definition is “the gathering of various kinds of information about a person or persons. Criminal profiling is an attempt to identify demographic variable, geographic location and behavioral patterns of an offender based on characteristics of previous offenders who have committed similar offences” (White & Perrone, 2015). Since it was first introduced in the United
use extreme measures in some situations where they are not necessary, police brutality is a problem and should be addressed. Skolnick questions if the police are just an institution falling under the leadership of the legal system. The article “Justice Without Trial” explains how the police are one of the most important agents of law’s violence.
Based on the recommendations of Justice Rowlatt, Chairman of the Committee appointed to curb seditious movements in India, the Rowlatt Act, also known as the Anarchical and Revolutionary Crimes Act, was passed in 1919, giving unbridled powers to the colonial Government to arrest and imprison