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Does Crime Control (Speedy Justice) trump Due Process?
Speedy justice works in favour of the victims as it gives the offender punishment (whether real or just perceived). In this way, speedy justice is victim-centred justice.
If an offender is granted bail pending trial and trials have huge delays, it can seem to a victim that their perpetrator is living their lives for years without repercussions for their actions.
This assumes that speedy justice will rule in favour of prosecution. Those deciding on judgements may be more unwilling to prosecute if they know that they may be criticised for miscarriage of justice due to lacking due process.
do not have a "victim."
Such justice would likely be sloppy in its speediness, letting the real offender go free while an innocent individual is punished. Thus, the victim is not well served.
Due Process can still be as (or almost as) victim-centered as Speedy Justice as long as victims are guaranteed rights similar to those of defendants. This could be done through legislation such as Marsy’s Law:
Marsy’s Law for PA