Explain the significance of this symbol to the Criminal Justice System

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Week 1 discussion

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Discussion threads are posted in the class information for each week.

Week 1- Discussion Topic #1: After completing the readings for Week 1: Explain the significance of this symbol to the Criminal Justice System. Interpret the meaning of the scales of justice symbol. What is the system trying to balance? Why is this significant to understand the main goals of the Criminal Justice System?

Scales of Justice

Discussion Topic #2: After reading the articles on “Social Construction of Crime” and “Ethics”, what are your reactions to these articles? Why are these articles pertinent to the Criminal Justice System today?