Home Arkansas Criminal Law:  A Guide for Enforcement


Back to the Glossary

Due Process Model:

A conceptualization of the criminal justice system developed by Herbert Packer that is characterized by an emphasis on protecting civil liberties.

Critics of the due process model suggest that laws and policies aligned with the due process model cause an unacceptable loss to the public safety due to legal loopholes and being "soft on crime." 

Compare with the Crime Control Model.           
Last Updated:  7/9/2015