Criminal Justice and Security Goals and Challenges

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The goals and objectives of the federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies differ in what they can each handle. As a whole, they have the objective to protect and serve the public, but separately, each branch, federal, state, and local handles their own sections of the government services. For example, the federal law enforcement agencies have goals and objectives that involves the protecting of our border, making sure that we are enforcing customs regulations, as well as upholding immigration laws. The state law enforcement goals and objectives are lie with highway patrol, investigations, and emergencies that extend beyond the control and power of local law enforcement agencies (2008, Matrix Group). Whereas, the local law …show more content…

At the end of 2005, more than 4.9 million people were either on parole or on probation. There were 4,162,500 people on probation 784,400 people on parole. There were also 2,193,798 people that were inmates in either state or federal prisons and jails(pg.193). The cost from this is substantial and requires funding from both the government and private sector. So to alleviate those costs, certain inmates that qualify can go into these alternative programs. This qualification process ensures that dangerous inmates stay incarcerated, while small time offenders have a chance to a normal life. This ensures the rights of the individual and public safety are taken into consideration while keeping the both the streets and the public safe. The privatization of government services with respect to policing, courts, and corrections not only saves both time and money, but it also helps to create more jobs both privately and locally. By handing over certain services to private security, the government only needs to step in and get involved for special cases. This helps keep government funding under control and provides jobs for the private sector. The privately owned officers handle everything on their end until a crime is committed and then an investigation calls for government officials to step in, they will then work together with the private security in the court systems to determine whether or not an individual is


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