Criminal Justice System: Lesson for Kids


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What are two purposes of the criminal justice system?

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1. Which part of the criminal justice system writes tickets or makes arrests if a law is broken?

2. After a person is arrested for breaking a law, what part of the criminal justice system do they then go through?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the parts of the criminal justice system? Why is this system used? These questions are examples of what you would need to know when you check your knowledge using this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you use this quiz/worksheet, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Explain the purpose of the criminal justice system
  • Identify the part of the criminal justice system that writes tickets or arrests law-breakers
  • State which part of the system a person goes through after they are arrested
  • Describe what a jury is
  • Describe what happens after a verdict is reached

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson, such as why the criminal justice system exists
  • Explaining information - make sure you can read about what happens following a jury's verdict and explain it correctly
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain what a jury is
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about parts of the criminal justice system

Additional Learning

More interesting facts about this important system can be found in the lesson called Criminal Justice System: Lesson for Kids. You will learn about the following:

  • Which word describes rules for adults
  • What a trial is
  • What the two sides in a trial are called
  • What word describes the punishment a guilty person receives