The U.S. Criminal Justice Process: Definition & Steps


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Why are police integral to the investigation phase?

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1. Which of these steps in the criminal justice process marks the beginning of the jury trial?

2. Which of these steps in the criminal justice process is used to inform a convicted offender of their punishment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several steps that compose the criminal justice process in the United States, and this quiz and worksheet pairing will help you to learn about and recall the details of each step, from beginning to end.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on steps of the criminal justice system, including:

  • Pretrial activities
  • Investigation
  • Sentencing
  • Adjudication
  • Corrections

Skills Practiced

These tools will assess your skills of:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the various phases of the criminal justice process
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about activities during a trial
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the process of criminal justice in the U.S.

Additional Learning

Spend some time reviewing the lesson, The U.S. Criminal Justice Process: Definition & Steps, to be certain that you have understood all of the important lesson information. These objectives will be covered in detail:

  • Distinguish the elements within the criminal justice system
  • Identify each step in the process
  • Understand the role of the police and the courts
  • Discover the actions of the trial system