The Crime Control & Due Process Models of Criminology


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How are the crime control theory and the due process theory of criminology SIMILAR?

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1. The _____ theory asserts that the primary focus of the criminal justice system is to keep order, even if that means violating individuals' rights.

2. Based on the due process theory, what importance do individual rights hold within society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your knowledge of the concepts and vocabulary surrounding criminology. You will be asked questions about the major schools of thought in this field and how they view justice differently.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Correctly answer questions on the following:

  • The study of crime and punishment
  • Which theory sees the purpose of the criminal justice system as keeping order above all
  • Which theory views individual rights above keeping order
  • Which theory perceives people as innocent until their guilt is proven
  • Which theory goes along with social conservatism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related criminology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of criminology to examine the views of different theories in the field
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding views on the criminal justice system's role

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, The Crime Control & Due Process Models of Criminology, takes a closer look at these theories. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between the major philosophies of criminology
  • Recognize key aspects of each theory
  • Explore opposing viewpoints presented by sample characters