Criminal Justice & Social Justice: The Issues of Equity & Fairness

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Which of the following is an elusive term that can be very personal in nature and vary depending on the circumstances in which it is required?

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1. Which of the following terms describes the overarching societal concern about what is right and wrong?

2. Which of the following terms describes a subset of social justice that applies the criminal justice process when principles of right and wrong are violated according to criminal law?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When speaking of justice, you could say that criminal justice is social justice, but social justice is not criminal justice. Your knowledge of these two forms of justice can be determined using this assessment, which covers the definitions of justice, social justice and criminal justice, as well as the principles and some applications of each form of justice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the principles of social justice and criminal justice, including:

  • The term that describes the elusive principle that can be very personal in nature and vary depending on the circumstances
  • The term that describes the overarching societal concern about what is right and wrong, and fair and unfair
  • The term that describes a subset of social justice that applies to the criminal justice process when principles are violated according to criminal law
  • The term that describes equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities for all
  • What can be provided to offenders to lessen the likelihood of wrongful conviction and bias

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as social justice and criminal justice
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the principle of justice and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the concepts that are associated with social justice and how they are applied
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the concepts associated with criminal justice and how they are applied in circumstances involving crimes

Additional Learning

To learn more about justice, review the accompanying lesson about criminal justice and social justice. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define justice and explain why it is an elusive term
  • Explain how the concept of equal and unbiased treatment applies to justice
  • Understand what social justice is and describe the concepts that are included in the definition of social justice
  • Know what equality and equal opportunity means in the context of social justice
  • Explain how correctness and fairness apply to social justice
  • Provide examples of how social justice provides the same opportunities, privileges and protections
  • Define criminal justice and describe how it is a subset of social justice
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