About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning about the agencies and offices of the Department of Justice (DOJ) will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the different agencies and offices that make up the U.S. Department of Justice. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the agencies and offices of the DOJ
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning criminal justice (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Agencies & Offices of the Department of Justice chapter exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the Department of Justice's agencies and offices for a standard criminal justice course. Topics covered include:
- Responsibilities of the DOJ's Antitrust Division
- U.S. Department of Justice's Civil and Civil Rights Divisions
- Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the DOJ
- DOJ's Justice Management Division
- History of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
- National Institute of Corrections
- Office of the Inspector General
- DOJ's Executive Office for Immigration Review
- United States Trustee Program
- DOJ's Office of Justice Programs
- Office on Violence Against Women
1. Department of Justice Antitrust Division: Responsibilities & Cases
The executive branch of the federal government enforces federal laws throughout the country. In this lesson we will learn about the responsibilities of the Department of Justice Antitrust division.
2. The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division
The U.S. Department of Justice represents the U.S. government in criminal and civil cases both at home and abroad. In this lesson we will learn the functions of department's civil division and how it represents the interests of the United States.
3. The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
In this lesson, you will learn more about the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. You will also learn about their role in ensuring civil rights for all Americans.
4. Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division
In this lesson, you will learn about the Environment and Natural Resource Divisions of the Department of Justice. We will explore its history and the services it provides.
5. The Justice Management Division of the DOJ
In this lesson, learn about the Justice Management Division of the Department of Justice. We will explore its history, functions, and the services it provides.
6. The Federal Bureau of Prisons: History & Statistics
In this lesson, you will learn about the history of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Statistics regarding the types of prisons, number of inmates, and various offenses will also be provided.
7. What is the National Institute of Corrections?
In this lesson, you will learn more about the National Institute of Corrections, its purpose and mission, the services it provides, as well as its value as an agency.
8. What Does the Office of the Inspector General Do?
Have you ever wondered who does the investigation into the executive branch agencies? This lesson will discuss the responsibility and processes of the non-partisan agency responsible for ensuring the compliance of executive agencies.
9. The U.S. DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review
The U.S. Department of Justice, or DOJ, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is the part of the Department of Justice that handles court cases regarding immigration. This lesson will examine the DOJ EOIR and its roles and functions.
10. The Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs
In this lesson, you will learn more about the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Program, its role and goals as an agency. For clarity purposes, you will also learn about a specific program funded by OJP.
11. The DOJ Office on Violence Against Women
In this lesson, learn about the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. Specifically, we will explore the creation, focus areas, and services of the office.
12. What is a Deputy Attorney General?
The United States has an Attorney General. There is also a Deputy Attorney General who plays a prominent role in the government. Let's look at the Attorney General's Office, what the position entails, and the current deputy plus his credentials.
13. U.S. Solicitor General: Definition & Role
In this lesson, we will define the job of the U.S. Solicitor General, and learn about its role in government and some of its unique powers. We will also learn about some former U.S. Solicitor Generals.
14. Robert Bork: Supreme Court Nomination & Rejection
Robert Bork was a conservative federal judge who was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Reagan in 1987. The Senate voted against him at the judicial nomination hearing. This lesson will discuss Bork, his defeat, and its implications.
15. Robert Bork: Biography, Watergate & Quotes
This lesson goes over the life and work for Robert Bork. You'll also learn a bit about his involvement in the Watergate scandal and read some of his quotes.
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Other chapters within the Criminal Justice Overview course
- Law Enforcement & Police Activity
- Court Proceedings Overview
- Basic Theories of Crime
- Types of Courts
- Types of Crime Overview
- Criminal Sentencing
- History of Police Brutality in America
- Laws Related to Family, Marriage & Children
- Prisons in the United States
- American Law Enforcement Agencies
- Police Roles & Policies
- Criminal Sanctions Used in Criminology
- Overview of Correction Facilities
- Basic Law in Criminal Justice
- Warrants in Criminal Justice
- Introduction to Criminology
- Crime Categories & Characteristics
- Theories of Criminal Behavior
- Victims of Crime: Consequences & Impact
- Types of Homicide