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Introduction to Criminal Justice: Certificate Program

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Study the court system, criminology theory, and correctional institutions and earn an Introduction to Criminal Justice Certificate at the same time with this course. Use this certificate to strengthen your resume while learning more about this interesting topic.
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13 chapters in Introduction to Criminal Justice: Certificate Program

Ch 1. Introduction to Crime & Criminology {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[21826].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Criminology: Overview & History of the Field Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21827].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21827].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Is Criminology? - Definition, History & Theories Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19038].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19038].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Crime: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21828].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21828].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - General Categories of Crime Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21829].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21829].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Crime: Legal Characteristics & General Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21830].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21830].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - History & Trends of Crime in the United States Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21831].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21831].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Crime Measurement Programs: History & Nature Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21832].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21832].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How Demographics Contribute to Crime Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21833].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21833].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Relationship Between Crime & Punishment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21834].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21834].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Cesare Beccaria's 'On Crimes and Punishments' and the Rise of Utilitarianism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21835].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21835].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Positivist Criminology: Definition & Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19060].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19060].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Classical School of Criminology & Its Influence Today Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32157].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32157].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Rational Choice Theory of Criminology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31535].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31535].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Crime Control & Due Process Models of Criminology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31536].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31536].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Positivist School of Criminology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31537].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31537].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Biological Theories of Crime: Overview & Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31538].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31538].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Individual Trait Theory of Criminology: Factors & Biases Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31539].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31539].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Psychological Theories of Crime: Assumptions & Weaknesses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31540].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31540].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Sociological Theories of Crime: Overview & Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31541].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31541].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Chicago School's Social Disorganization Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31542].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31542].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Labeling Theory and Crime: Stigma & Retrospective and Projective Labeling Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2730].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2730].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - The Social Control Theory of Criminology: Origins & Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31543].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31543].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - The Social Learning Theory of Crime Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31544].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31544].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Crimes Against Persons: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21559].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21559].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Crimes Against Property: Definition, Cases & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21560].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21560].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Crimes Against Morality: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21561].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21561].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What Is White Collar Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13281].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13281].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What Is Organized Crime? - Definition, History & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21562].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21562].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What Is Terrorism? - Definition, History, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21563].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21563].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Is Cyber Crime? - Definition, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21564].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21564].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - American Courts: History, Development & The Dual-Court System Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31846].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31846].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Court System: Trial, Appellate & Supreme Court Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5031].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5031].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The 3 Levels of the Federal Court System: Structure and Organization Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5032].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5032].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Overview of the US Supreme Court Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5033].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5033].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - State Court System: Structure & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5034].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5034].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Long Arm Statute: Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5035].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5035].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Court Functions: Original and Appellate Jurisdiction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5036].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5036].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Subject Matter Jurisdiction: Federal, State and Concurrent Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5634].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5634].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Jurisdiction over Property: Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5038].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5038].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What is the Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5039].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5039].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How Venue is Determined for a Court Case Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5040].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5040].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Courtroom Participants: Professional & Non-Professional Members Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31848].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31848].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The First Amendment: Commercial Speech, Scrutiny & Restrictions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3548].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3548].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Fourth Amendment: Search & Seizure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14652].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14652].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Due Process & Taking the Fifth & Fourteenth Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3549].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3549].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Equal Protection Clause in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3550].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3550].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Ninth Amendment: Rights Retained by People Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14653].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14653].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Miranda v. Arizona: Summary, Facts & Significance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17781].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17781].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Elements & Purpose of the Criminal Trial Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22292].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22292].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Constitutional Requirements of a Criminal Trial Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5632].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5632].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Writ of Habeas Corpus & Reasonable Doubt in a Criminal Trial Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5633].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5633].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Pretrial Activities of a Criminal Trial: Steps, Purposes & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22293].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22293].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Stages of the Criminal Trial: From Voir Dire to Verdict Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22294].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22294].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Types of Defense Against a Criminal Charge Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22295].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22295].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Criminal Trial Post-Trial Steps: Appeals, Reviews & Processes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22296].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22296].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Types & Goals of Contemporary Criminal Sentencing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23622].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23622].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Traditional & Alternative Criminal Sentencing Options Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23623].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23623].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Structured Criminal Sentencing: Definition, Types & Models Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23624].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23624].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Indeterminate Criminal Sentencing: Definition, Purpose & Advantages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23625].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23625].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Intermediate Sanctions: Definition, Purpose & Advantages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25021].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25021].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Arguments For and Against Capital Punishment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23626].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23626].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Sentencing Issues and Trends in the U.S. Justice System Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23627].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23627].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The U.S. Attorney General: History, Role & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25053].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25053].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF): History, Role & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25054].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25054].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): History, Role & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25055].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25055].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): History, Role & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25056].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25056].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - INTERPOL Washington: History, Role & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25057].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25057].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): History, Role & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25058].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25058].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, & Tracking (SMART): History, Role & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25062].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25062].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - U.S. Marshals Service: History, Role & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25059].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25059].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - National Security Division (NSD): History, Role & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25060].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25060].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division: History, Role & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25061].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25061].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - History of Corrections & its Impact on Modern Concepts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28183].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28183].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Probation & Parole: Overview, History & Purposes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28184].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28184].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Prisons: History, Characteristics & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28185].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28185].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Jails in the U.S.: Role & Administrative Issues Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28186].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28186].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Custody & Security in Correctional Facilities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28279].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28279].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Prison Subcultures & the Deprivation Model Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28280].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28280].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Prisoners: Characteristics of U.S. Inmate Populations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28281].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28281].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Differences Between Men's & Women's Prisons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28187].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28187].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Causes & Stages of Prison Riots Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28188].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28188].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Prisoners' Rights: Legal Aspects & Court Precedent Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28282].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28282].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Major Problems, Issues & Trends Facing Prisons Today Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28189].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28189].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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