criminals & justice

 

One of the many facets of a offender’s career is the likelihood of detection and prosecution. As the offender enters the various stages of the justice system – arrest, trial and sentencing, and entry into the penal system, in some cases – various psychological factors come into play that are external to the offender. For example, the attitudes of the police, judiciary, and jurors towards the offender .

By and large, the offender will begin to be understood within the two overlapping domains of justice and morality. The ways in which the offender and those judging the offender understand concepts of justice and morality may differ greatly, depending on their own level of moral development and schemas of justice.

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