Crime Control Model Law & Legal Definition


Crime control model refers to a theory of criminal justice which places emphasis on reducing the crime in society through increased police and prosecutorial powers and. In contrast, The “due process model” focuses on individual liberties and rights and is concerned with limiting the powers of government.

Crime control prioritizes the power of the government to protect society, with less emphasis on individual liberties. Those who take a stance favoring tough approaches to crime and criminals may be characterized as proponents of crime control, while those who seek to curb government intrusions and harassment of suspects favor a due process control model.