The role of the criminal justice system


A level


8m 20s
In this podcast we explore the work of the criminal justice system. We will critically examine the operation of its component parts including the police, courts and prisons.

1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make careful notes of key concepts and any key thinkers. 

2. What are the component parts of the criminal justice system in the UK?

3. Compare and contrast functionalist, Marxist and interactionist views of the criminal justice system

4. Why do feminists see the criminal justice system as reinforcing and protecting patriarchal aspects within society?

5. What evidence is there that different groups are not necessarily treated equally in the criminal justice system?

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