Defining Crime

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Defining Criminal Justice
The six television shows that depict the law enforcement, corrections, and courts components of the criminal justice system are Matlock, Law and Order, Serpico, A Few Good Men, Kojak, and Canterbury’s Law. Matlock is a television show that has legal drama, and Andy Griffith has a main role as a criminal defense attorney. Matlock will gather evidence to identify the perpetrators to confront them in the courtroom with interrogation in the court room scenes. Also, he seeks to prove the innocence of his clients as he takes on their case which is murder most of the time (William Felchner, n.d). However, Matlock is assisted with a team of other lawyers.
The show depicts the criminal courts component, because Matlock conducts a fair and impartial trial. This criminal defense attorney upholds the law in bringing the perpetrator to the courtroom in front of a judge who will decide if he/she is guilty or innocent. The stages of the criminal justice system of Matlock are all three components of law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Matlock apprehends the perpetrator, requires that fairness is throughout the justice process, and ensure the victim that the courts will protect the community as well as the victim by sentencing him/her to prison if found guilty. Therefore, the images of the Matlock television show that has legal drama are fair representations of the criminal justice system.
Law and Order television show has a cast that is cops and lawyers, and they track down the crime from police investigations to the prosecutors by the DA’s office (Law and Order, n.d). This television depicts all three components in the criminal justice system. Basically, this television show is about how investigators work with the District’s Attorney Office in solving crimes, and different steps in the court process are used in the investigation. So, in the…...

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