Does the Justice System Work?

  • By Lloyd
  • May 8, 2015
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With all of the cases that have been going through the court system lately, it’s actually a legitimate question to ask. When we don’t see justice done in certain cases, it can cause people concern. All that being said, let’s take a few minutes to consider if the criminal justice system is working as it is intended to. Get your eye drops ready, this is quite the read!

When it Works And When It Doesn’t

justice systemObviously, there are cases when the system works – and there are a lot of them. For example, there have been several rape cases that were resolved with a conviction after all of the controversies that were going on at campuses all over the country. Justice has also been done and followed through with in a number of other instances as well. Many times, the system will ensure that the right people are getting convicted for crimes. Obviously, there are times when mistakes are made and good people are convicted of crimes that they didn’t do. But, that’s when the appeals system has really worked to save people.

Now, of course, there are times where the system has failed people, and many of those cases end up being incredibly sad. A family doesn’t get the justice for a child that they’ve lost. Or someone goes to jail because they were defending themselves in a bad situation and can’t seem to prove exactly how bad the situation had been before the incident occurred.

Should We Lose Faith in It?

As you can see, and as you likely know, there isn’t any expectation of perfection. That being said, you don’t want to give up faith in the criminal justice system entirely. It’s very important to our country and to make sure that people are treating others as they should be treated. But, like with every other area of law that we talk about on here, you have to make sure that you look at it with a critical eye. There are so many things that we can learn from the faults in the system, and we can also get a better handle on the way that things work if we’re involved in the system. What do you think?…