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Ch 12: Crimes Against the Government

About This Chapter

This chapter provides short lessons about crimes against the government. Work through these lessons and quizzes to improve your criminal justice knowledge for upcoming exams, class projects, homework assignments or any other academic need.

Crimes Against the Government - Chapter Summary

For an overview of different crimes against the government, check out this collection of bite-sized lessons and quizzes. Using an engaging teaching style, our expert instructors walk you through the elements of perjury, treason, bribery, obstruction of justice, terrorism, espionage and more. After reviewing the lessons and taking their accompanying quizzes, try the chapter exam to reinforce your understanding of the material. These resources are available whenever you need them, and you can use any Internet-connected device to study. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the punishment for treason
  • Summarize the Sedition Act of 1798
  • Define espionage and evaluate the Espionage Act of 1917
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the Patriot Act
  • Analyze terrorism statistics
  • Explain the debate surrounding due process rights for accused terrorists
  • Assess laws related to perjury, bribery and obstruction of justice

10 Lessons in Chapter 12: Crimes Against the Government
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Treason: Definition, Examples & Punishment

1. Treason: Definition, Examples & Punishment

Treason is one of the highest crimes you can commit, yet ask anyone what it is and how it's defined, and you will most likely receive a multitude of responses. The reasons, definitions, and consequences will be discussed here.

Sedition Act of 1798: Definition & Summary

2. Sedition Act of 1798: Definition & Summary

In this lesson, define the Sedition Act of 1798, learn about the historical events that led to its passage, and understand the important consequences it had on the First Amendment.

Espionage: Definition, History, Acts & Techniques

3. Espionage: Definition, History, Acts & Techniques

We've all heard the term espionage, but do we really know what it is? This lesson not only defines espionage, but also discusses the history of espionage and looks at some of the many techniques of espionage.

Espionage Act of 1917: Definition & Summary

4. Espionage Act of 1917: Definition & Summary

As America entered World War I, the Espionage Act of 1917 empowered the government to crush dissent and imprison outspoken pacifists. Learn about this act and test yourself with a quiz.

What Is the Patriot Act? - Definition, Summary, Pros & Cons

5. What Is the Patriot Act? - Definition, Summary, Pros & Cons

Learn about the U.S. Patriot Act in this lesson. Review a summary of the Patriot Act and the key components of the law. Examine the pros and cons of the act to gain a thorough understanding of the law.

What Is Terrorism? - Definition, History, Types & Statistics

6. What Is Terrorism? - Definition, History, Types & Statistics

In this lesson, learn what constitutes terrorism. Review the definition, examine the history, and explore the types of terrorism that exist in the world today. You will also take a look at 2013 statistics to see how terrorist attacks are occurring across the globe.

The Debate Over Due Process Rights for Accused Terrorists

7. The Debate Over Due Process Rights for Accused Terrorists

International terrorism has become an enormous and elusive global concern. It is an issue that must be handled with consideration for the rights of the accused, but also for the security of civilians. This lesson will examine this delicate balance.

What is Perjury? - Definition, Penalty & Example

8. What is Perjury? - Definition, Penalty & Example

After you complete this lesson, you will understand what constitutes perjury. You will also review the penalties for committing perjury, as well as some examples of perjury.

What Is Bribery? - Definition, Laws & Examples

9. What Is Bribery? - Definition, Laws & Examples

Learn what constitutes bribery. Examine laws of bribery and analyze several examples. Once you read the lesson, you should have a thorough understanding of bribery.

What is Obstruction of Justice? - Definition, Punishment & Examples

10. What is Obstruction of Justice? - Definition, Punishment & Examples

This lesson will give you an understanding of the crime of obstruction of justice. You will learn the definition, understand the punishment for the crime, and read examples from a law enforcement perspective as well as a judicial perspective.

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