Vol. 10, No. 2, 2004 Page 5


"The criminal justice system is most ineffective in identifying, prosecuting, punishing, deterring, or reforming criminals. If we had a radar defense system or an emergency medical system that operated at the level found in the criminal justice system, we would not be alive for very long.... The criminal justice system is reactive and not proactive; that is, it waits for the crime to occur before reacting, and it does not try to prevent crimes before they occur."

-- C. Ray Jeffery, Ph.D. in
Criminology–An Interdisciplinary Approach

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