Crime Control Model | Definition

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Course: Introduction

The Crime Control Model is a conceptualization of the criminal justice system developed by Herbert Packer that is characterized by an emphasis on aggressive crime suppression and control.

Critics of the crime control model suggest that laws and policies aligned with the crime control model cause an unacceptable loss of civil liberties.

Compare with the Due Process Model.

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Last Modified: 06/30/2021

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