Due Process Model

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Introduction

The Due Process Model is a conceptualization of the criminal justice system developed by Herbert Packer that is characterized by an emphasis on protecting civil liberties.

Critics of the due process model suggest that laws and policies aligned with the due process model cause an unacceptable loss to public safety due to legal loopholes and being “soft on crime.”

Compare with the Crime Control Model.

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Last Modified: 06/30/2021


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