criminal justice system in America is complex and rooted in difficult social
issues. As a result, Criminal Justice professionals are required to provide
solutions that hold offenders accountable and diminish criminal behavior. This
paper discusses the core principles of collaboration and its importance in
Criminal Justice System.
begin with, collaboration involves working together to achieve a common goal
that is not achievable without the joint efforts of others. The core principle of
collaboration involves coordination, communication and cooperation. In short, the basis of collaboration involves
shared commitment through realization of goals and outcomes. However,
collaboration is more complex because it expects individuals and agencies to
give up their autonomy and accept to share information and resources. Most important, when relating to
collaboration, it is crucial to acknowledge the power and status outside their
team but members are held accountable.
American Criminal Justice System embraces a philosophy of separation of powers
and adversarial criminal justice system. As such, criminal justice agencies in
America have not shared common problems or collaborated to solve and share
common grounds. Collaboration is extremely important because it guides every
single part of the criminal justice system to effectively achieve its goals,
sanctions and system of sanctions. The American Criminal Justice system is
complex and fragmented so to get it right, a collaborative problem solving
process is set up to meet and overcome the challenges. The challenges are
enormous and in order to respond to it, collaboration among key leaders is
essential to deliver safety and justice. It is not possible to move forward
without collaboration. Most jurisdictions facing difficult challenges have
discovered a better approach, that is collaboration.
American Criminal Justice, the system leaders are drawn from different branches
of the government, political parties and different agencies. Because of the
different responsibilities that resides in the system makes collaboration
essential. Their mutual responsibility is to identify goals in the system,
address issues related to the system by applying their collective wisdom,
experiences and perspectives to better deliver public safety and justice.
of Problem-Solving Justice / Principles.pdf