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The History & Development of the U.S. Criminal Justice System

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Which of the following parts of the early criminal justice system was considered informal and communal?

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1. Which of the following was NOT a reason why the night watchmen were considered unsuccessful?

2. Americans relied on which of the following to shape society and its behaviors during early colonial times?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several components to the U.S. criminal justice system, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of their history and function. You will learn and answer questions about the history of the police, the court system, and corrections.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the history of:

  • The police
  • U.S. courts
  • Corrections

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related criminal justice lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the foundation of society in early colonial times
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of the correctional and court systems in the U.S.

Additional Learning

To learn more about criminal justice, review the accompanying lesson called The History & Development of the U.S. Criminal Justice System. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about significant events in history
  • Know the origins of the criminal justice system
  • Differentiate between the three arms of the criminal justice system
  • Understand the historical impact of the criminal justice system
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