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Criminal Justice Discipline

Criminal Justice Discipline

The discipline of criminal justice is yet to gain stability in all its aspects. In most cases presently, an only practical aspect of criminal justice seems to be taking the major portion of the discipline (Kraska, 2006). However, the theoretical aspect is still lagging behind. According to National Institute of Justice (1994), the history of criminal justice has taken systematic and significant steps to address vital issues concerning crime and justice. These steps have been supported by twenty-five years of research.

Furthermore, criminal justice discipline area is purported to be tacit and explicit, focusing on the roles of assessed, evaluated, and described scholarship (Kraska, 2006 p167). Through this discipline, criminal justice has been proved to lack adequate accessible and well-recognized theoretical phenomena about crime and justice control.

The practical aspect; characterized by the tradition assumption that the discipline is aimed at providing the theoretical framework ideas of criminal justice; has been proved to subject the development of criminal justice theory field (Bernard and Engel, 2001). There is an ample research in the criminal justice field to promote theoretical knowledge of crime and justice, along with competent access and recognition in the social society. McShane (2013) argues that the infrastructure of the criminal and justice discipline is still under development. A theoretical aspect is yet to develop out of the researches being done to promote social cohesion among individuals. Issues such as euthanasia lack theoretically strong arguments in criminal and justice. Therefore, there is ample research being done in the criminal and justice discipline area to develop strong theoretical infrastructure.

Reference List

Bernard, T. J., & Engel, R. (2001). Conceptualizing criminal justice theory. Justice

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Kraska, P.B. (2006). Criminal Justice Theory: Toward Legitimacy and an Infrastructure. Justice Quarterly, 23(2): 167-185.

McShane, M. (2013). An Introduction to Criminological Theory (Criminal Justice: Contemporary Literature in Theory and Practice). Taylor & Francis.

National Institute of Justice. (1994). 25 years of Criminal Justice Research. U.S.: Department of Justice.