Ch 1: Overview & History of Crime

About This Chapter

Watch informative video lessons to learn a detailed history of crime and examine crime trends in the United States. Take a quiz at the end of every lesson to test how well you comprehend the material.

Overview & History of Crime - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Crime has existed in every society throughout the history of mankind. With the creation of laws came those who would break these legal agreements of civilization. The chapter lessons go through a specific definition and history of crime and differentiate between the different levels of criminal acts.

The end-of-lesson quizzes will provide you with a way to assess your knowledge of the subject matter and you can contact an instructor with any questions you may have. The lessons include information on such topics as:

  • Specific types of crime
  • Legal characteristics of crime
  • Crime trends in the U.S.A.
  • Crime measurement programs

Video Objective
Crime: Definition & Types Examine the types of crime.
General Categories of Crime Learn about felonies, misdemeanors and other crime categories.
Crime: Legal Characteristics & General Features Identify and describe the legal characteristics of crime.
History & Trends of Crime in the United States Take a look at historical and current crime rates in the U.S.A.
Crime Measurement Programs: History & Nature Examine how crime is measured through various programs.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter 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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