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Ch 15: Basic Law in Criminal Justice

About This Chapter

In this chapter, our expert criminal justice instructors break down several basic laws. These simple lessons and quizzes are great resources for test preparation, homework help, tutoring and textbook supplementation.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering basic law in criminal justice will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about various types of laws that are related to criminal 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 information about basic law in criminal justice
  • 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 Basic Law in Criminal Justice chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  •  Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Basic Law in Criminal Justice chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any criminal justice question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about basic law in a standard criminal justice course. Topics covered include:

  • The elements of actus reus
  • Differences and cooccurrences between mens rea and actus reus
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the fairness doctrine
  • Administrative law's importance, relevance, scope, objectives, roles and functions
  • The principles, procedures, characteristics and sources of administrative law
  • Administrative law's effect on businesses
  • Significant administrative law cases
  • Separation of powers in administrative law
  • Comparing administrative law to statutory law and constitutional law
  • The history and development of administrative law
  • Administrative law's relationship between rule of law
  • Affray and arraignment laws
  • The concept of attendant circumstances

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: Basic Law in Criminal Justice
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Mens Rea vs. Actus Reus: Difference & Comparison

1. Mens Rea vs. Actus Reus: Difference & Comparison

This lesson will define the terms mens rea and actus reus in criminal justice. The differences between the two will be discussed so the reader will be able to compare these terms effectively.

Actus Reus: Cases & Elements

2. Actus Reus: Cases & Elements

To convict someone of a crime, they must have committed a voluntary act. In this lesson, we will learn what actus reus is and examine its role in the prosecution of every crime.

Mens Rea & Actus Reus: Concurrence & Examples

3. Mens Rea & Actus Reus: Concurrence & Examples

The written law expresses the elements of a crime. External to those are general elements that must also be proven. In this lesson, we'll define mens rea and actus reus and show the role they play in the prosecution of a crime.

Fairness Doctrine: Definition, Pros & Cons

4. Fairness Doctrine: Definition, Pros & Cons

The Fairness Doctrine is a policy that was implemented by the Federal Communications Commission to ensure balanced coverage of opposing issues. This lesson examines the pros and cons of the Fairness Doctrine.

Administrative Law: Objectives, Functions & Roles

5. Administrative Law: Objectives, Functions & Roles

As global populations and economies have expanded, so have government laws regulating them. Administrative law governs the government and ensures that it deals fairly with the public it serves. This lesson will examine administrative law.

What is Affray? - Legal Definition & Laws

6. What is Affray? - Legal Definition & Laws

In this lesson, the term affray will be defined, and laws regarding affray will be discussed. Upon completion, the reader should have a firm understanding of this term.

Arraignment: Purpose & Laws

7. Arraignment: Purpose & Laws

In this lesson, you will learn more about the arraignment procedure during the court process. You will learn more about why they exist and why it is a significant piece of the process.

Attendant Circumstances: Definition, Concept & Examples

8. Attendant Circumstances: Definition, Concept & Examples

To convict a person of a crime, the prosecutor needs to prove the elements of that crime. In this lesson, we will learn what attendant circumstances are and what role they play in determining the elements of a crime.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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