Crime and Deviance in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: Punishment and Due Process


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Robert was found guilty of assaulting his neighbor. He was subsequently ordered to pay for his victim's physical and emotional suffering and to cover the victim's medical bills and lost wages. This punishment is an example of _____.

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1. _____ is a form of punishment that locks up criminals to keep them away from the rest of the population.

2. The requirement that the criminal justice system operate within the boundaries of the law is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning tools will help you assess your knowledge of different approaches to punishing criminal behavior. You will be quizzed on key terms from the lesson, including the four reasons for punishing deviance and due process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the definitions for the following terms:

  • Retribution
  • Deterrence
  • Rehabilitation
  • Societal Protection
  • Due process

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about punishing deviant behavior in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as retribution and deterrence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the four reasons for punishing deviance

Additional Learning

To learn more about legal punishment, review the corresponding lesson called Crime and Deviance in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: Punishment and Due Process. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define due process
  • Explore the concept of punishment
  • Discuss sociology's four basic reasons why society punishes deviance
  • Learn about retribution
  • Discuss deterrence
  • Explore rehabilitation
  • Discuss societal protection