The U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division: History, Role & Purpose


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The Criminal Division is a part of which federal department?

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1. The Criminal Division is divided into several different sections. Which of the following is NOT a section of the Division?

2. Why are U.S. Attorneys important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The U.S. Department of Justice has grown greatly since its inception, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the roles of the Criminal Division of the department. Some areas you'll be assessed on include sections of the division, task forces of the division, and types of crimes prosecuted by the division.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following aspects of the Criminal Division:

  • Task forces
  • Types of crimes prosecuted
  • Sections of the division
  • Types of prosecutors in the division

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the roles and responsibilities of the Criminal Division
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various sections of the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about prosecutors working with the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, review the accompanying lesson on The Criminal Division. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Responsibilities of the division
  • The division's roles
  • Sections of the division
  • Types of crimes investigated and prosecuted by the division
  • Notable cases handled by the Criminal Division