Crime Control Model of Corrections

Janine Kremling

In: Encyclopedia of Community Corrections

Crime Control Model of Corrections

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  • The crime control model was developed by Herbert Packer (1925–72) as one of two competing models that explain the criminal process. The crime control and due process models are based on different value systems. The crime control model emphasizes punishment, keeping order, and victims' rights over the rights of the accused, whereas the due process model focuses on the protection of individual rights. The key component of Packer's crime control model is the repression of crime by efficiently disposing cases. The criminal justice system should operate like an assembly-line conveyor belt; cases should move quickly from one stage to the next, as a result swiftly convicting criminals. There is an ongoing debate over which model should prevail.

    Currently the criminal justice system is based on the ...

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    • Absconding
    • Attitudes and Myths about Punishment
    • Boot Camps
    • Absconding
    • Addiction-Specific Support Groups
    • Actuarial Risk Assessment
    • Classification Systems
    • Correctional Case Managers
    • Brockway, Zebulon
    • Community Service Order
    • Attitudes of Offenders toward Community Corrections
    • Augustus, John
    • Benefit of Clergy
    • Bail Reform Act of 1984
    • Community-Based Centers
    • Discretionary Release
    • Counseling
    • COMPASS Program
    • Firearms Charges, Offenders With
    • Crime Victims' Concerns
    • Elmira System
    • Community-Based Vocational Networks
    • Banishment
    • Boston's Operation Night Light
    • Case Management
    • Beccaria, Cesare
    • Day Reporting Centers
    • Firearms and Community Corrections Personnel
    • Cultural Competence
    • Hare Psychopathy Checklist
    • Level of Service Inventory
    • Disabled Offenders
    • Furloughs
    • Electronic Monitoring
    • Bentham, Jeremy
    • Caseload and Workload Standards
    • Circle Sentencing
    • Certified Criminal Justice Professional
    • Financial Penalties
    • Good Time and Merit Time
    • Diversity in Community Corrections
    • Offender Needs
    • Offender Responsivity
    • Drug- and Alcohol-Abusing Offenders and Treatment
    • Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders
    • Fine Options Programs
    • Civil and Political Rights Affected by Conviction
    • Conditional Sentencing and Release
    • Conditions of Community Corrections
    • Community Corrections Acts
    • GPS Tracking
    • Irish Marks System
    • Drug Testing in Community Corrections
    • Offender Risks
    • Prediction Instruments
    • Effectiveness of Community Corrections
    • Maconochie, Alexander
    • Group Homes
    • Community Corrections and Sanctions
    • Continuum of Sanctions
    • Crime Control Model of Corrections
    • Community Corrections as an Add-on to Imprisonment
    • Halfway Houses and Residential Centers
    • Pardon and Restoration of Rights
    • Elderly Offenders
    • Predispositional Reports for Juveniles
    • Risk and Needs Assessment Instruments
    • Environmental Crime Prevention
    • Parole
    • Home Confinement and House Arrest
    • Community Corrections as an Alternative to Imprisonment
    • Curfews
    • Diversion Programs
    • Community Partnerships
    • NIMBY Syndrome
    • Parole Boards and Hearings
    • Evaluation of Programs
    • Risk Assessment Instruments: Three Generations
    • Wisconsin Risk Assessment Instrument
    • Female Offenders and Special Needs
    • Parole Commission, U.S.
    • Probation and Parole: Intensive Supervision
    • Cook County Juvenile Court
    • Drug Courts
    • Faith-Based Initiatives
    • Costs of Community Corrections
    • Residential Correctional Programs
    • Parole Commission Phaseout Act of 1996
    • Job Satisfaction in Community Corrections
    • Juvenile Aftercare
    • Parole Guidelines Score
    • Residential Programs for Juveniles
    • Determinate Sentencing
    • False Negatives and False Positives
    • Family Courts
    • Employment-Related Rights of Offenders
    • Restitution
    • Parole Officers
    • Juvenile and Youth Offenders
    • Liability
    • Pre-Parole Plan
    • Restitution Centers
    • Ethics of Community-Based Sanctions
    • Family Group Conferencing
    • Family Therapy
    • Flat Time
    • Prisoner's Family and Reentry
    • Martinson, Robert
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Probation and Parole: Intensive Supervision
    • Front-End and Back-End Programming
    • Felony Probation
    • Field Visits
    • Goals and Objectives of Community Corrections
    • Reentry Courts
    • Offenders with Mental Illness
    • Public Shaming as Punishment
    • Reentry Programs and Initiatives
    • History of Community Corrections
    • Investigative Reports
    • Juvenile Probation Officers
    • Humanitarianism
    • Salient Factor Score
    • Recidivism
    • Sex Offender Registration
    • Truth-in-Sentencing Provisions
    • Indeterminate Sentencing
    • Manhattan Bail Project
    • Mediation
    • Law Enforcement Administration Act Initiatives
    • Victim Impact Statements
    • Sex Offenders in the Community
    • Sexual and Gender Minorities and Special Needs
    • Work/Study Release Programs
    • Long-Term Offender Designation
    • Mental Health Courts
    • Neighborhood Probation
    • Loss of Capacity to Be Bonded
    • Sexual Predators: Civil Commitment
    • Therapeutic Communities
    • Loss of Individual Rights
    • Offender Supervision
    • Pre-Sentence Investigation Reports
    • Loss of Parental Rights
    • Therapeutic Jurisprudence
    • Thinking for a Change
    • Loss of Right to Possess Firearms
    • Pretrial Detention
    • Pretrial Supervision
    • Loss of Welfare Benefits
    • Victim Services
    • “What Works” Approach and Evidence-Based Practices
    • Net Widening
    • Probation
    • Probation: Administration Models
    • Philosophy of Community Corrections
    • Women in Community Service Program
    • Political Determinants of Corrections Policy
    • Probation: Early Termination
    • Probation: Organization of Services
    • President's Task Force on Corrections
    • Prison Overcrowding
    • Probation: Private
    • Probation and Judicial Reprieve
    • Public Opinion of Community Corrections
    • Public Safety and Collaborative Prevention
    • Probation and Parole: Intensive Supervision
    • Probation and Parole Fees
    • Punishment
    • Punishment Units
    • Probation Mentor Home Program
    • Probation Officers
    • Reducing Prison Populations
    • Reintegration into Communities
    • Probation Officers: Job Stress
    • Project Safeway
    • Second Chance Act
    • Sentencing Guidelines
    • Recognizance
    • Reparation Boards
    • Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative
    • Split Sentencing and Blended Sentencing
    • Restorative Justice
    • Revocation
    • Temperance Movement
    • Three Strikes and You're Out
    • Sanctuary
    • Shock Probation
    • Victims of Crime Act of 1984
    • Violent Offender Reconciliation Programs
    • SMART Partnership
    • Specialized Caseload Models
    • Volunteers and Community Corrections
    • Teen Courts
    • Victim-Offender Reconciliation Programs
    • Wilderness Experience
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