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Ch 4: The Criminal Justice Field: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Criminal Justice Field chapter of this Intro to Criminal Justice: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master the criminal justice field. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of the criminal justice field.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material on the criminal justice field will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn of the criminal justice field. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the history, process, and considerations of criminal justice
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • 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 need an efficient way to learn about the criminal justice field
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra criminal justice learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the criminal justice field chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the criminal justice field chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question on the criminal justice field. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a criminal justice field unit of a standard criminal justice course. Topics covered include:

  • The development of the U.S. criminal justice system
  • The components and problems of the criminal justice system
  • The U.S. criminal justice process
  • Social justice
  • Victims' rights

22 Lessons in Chapter 4: The Criminal Justice Field: Help and Review
The History & Development of the U.S. Criminal Justice System

1. The History & Development of the U.S. Criminal Justice System

This lesson describes the development of the criminal justice system in the U.S. Specifically, you will learn how each of the three areas of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections) developed into the institutions they are today.

The U.S. Criminal Justice Process: Definition & Steps

2. The U.S. Criminal Justice Process: Definition & Steps

In this lesson, you will learn about the process of American criminal justice. Several key features of each step in the process will be discussed including the stages of criminal case processing.

Criminal Justice & Social Justice: The Issues of Equity & Fairness

3. Criminal Justice & Social Justice: The Issues of Equity & Fairness

In this lesson, you will learn about the relationship between criminal justice and social justice. Additionally, this lesson applies the concepts of justice to wider notions of equity and fairness.

Victims' Rights & Criminal Justice: History & Victims' Roles

4. Victims' Rights & Criminal Justice: History & Victims' Roles

Criminals have certain rights, like the right to an attorney and a speedy trial, but so do victims. In this lesson, we'll examine the history of victims' rights and services, including how victims play a role in the judicial system today.

Hue and Cry in Medieval England: Definition & Meaning

5. Hue and Cry in Medieval England: Definition & Meaning

Hue and Cry is an old criminal catching process back in medieval England and Europe as a whole. his lesson explains the process of the hue and cry, and why it was used.

Institutional Violence: Definition & Examples

6. Institutional Violence: Definition & Examples

Institutional violence is more common than you may think, and it has been affecting our culture since the establishment of this country. Continue reading to understand more about institutional violence.

Cohort Study: Definition & Examples

7. Cohort Study: Definition & Examples

In this lesson we will define what a cohort study is, what kinds of studies can be conducted using cohorts, why this method of social research is important, and a few challenges to conducting this kind of study.

Elizabethan Poor Laws of 1601

8. Elizabethan Poor Laws of 1601

For thousands of years, organized societies have contained impoverished citizens. To help those in need, each government has passed its own set of laws. This lesson will examine the Elizabethan Poor Law of 1601 in England.

What is a Chancery Court?

9. What is a Chancery Court?

A chancery court is responsible for dealing with many different types of legal actions. This lesson will provide an overview of a chancery court and the aspects of jurisdiction as they pertain to this court and a general court of law.

Criminogenic Needs: Definition & Risk Factors

10. Criminogenic Needs: Definition & Risk Factors

In this lesson, we will discuss criminogenic needs with regard to criminal offenders and risk factors with respect to criminogenic needs. We'll explore how these needs and risks relate to the risk-need-responsivity model.

Community Justice: Definition & Services

11. Community Justice: Definition & Services

Community justice is a unique approach to crime prevention. This lesson focuses on defining community justice and provides examples of services offered through community justice programs.

Adversarial System of Justice: Definition & Advantages

12. Adversarial System of Justice: Definition & Advantages

The adversarial system of justice works to resolve cases in court by pitting partial advocates for each side against one another with a judge who works to ensure that the rules of court and law are followed. Learn more about it in this lesson.

Public-Order Advocate: Definition & Characteristics

13. Public-Order Advocate: Definition & Characteristics

In this lesson, we learn about public-order advocates, including a brief definition, characteristics, and some examples to help you better understand this part of our criminal justice system.

What is Restorative Justice? - Definition, Examples & Process

14. What is Restorative Justice? - Definition, Examples & Process

In this lesson, you will review and consider the basic assumptions of restorative justice approaches and processes in the American criminal justice system.

Medieval Trial by Ordeal: Definition & History

15. Medieval Trial by Ordeal: Definition & History

The medieval trial by ordeal was a harsh method that relied on divine intervention to determine the guilt or innocence of the accused. This lesson will cover different ordeals, the history, and the role psychology.

CPTED: Principles, Training & Strategies

16. CPTED: Principles, Training & Strategies

Gain insight into the background and principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Learn about various organizations that teach how to implement CPTED. Explore some strategies that are used in CPTED.

Munchausen Syndrome: Cases & Definition

17. Munchausen Syndrome: Cases & Definition

Munchausen syndrome is a rare illness in which an individual feels an overwhelming need to fabricate a variety of illnesses. There are several criteria that must be met to receive a diagnosis.

Confirmation Bias: Definition, Examples & Psychology

18. Confirmation Bias: Definition, Examples & Psychology

In this lesson we will discuss the definition and function of confirmation bias as it applies to criminal justice and psychology, as well as provide some examples of the concept.

Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Definition & Overview

19. Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Definition & Overview

In this lesson, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms will be defined. Additionally, an overview of this constitution will be provided so the reader will be provided with a firm grasp of this Canadian constitution.

What is Peacemaking? - Definition & Theory

20. What is Peacemaking? - Definition & Theory

Peacemaking is a varied approach to resolving conflicts, ending injustice, and preventing violence. This lesson explores four theories of peacemaking to build a definition of peacemaking.

Battered Child Syndrome: Symptoms & Court Cases

21. Battered Child Syndrome: Symptoms & Court Cases

This lesson examines the concept of battered child syndrome, including its indicators and symptoms. You'll also have the chance to examine some court cases where battered child syndrome was used as a defense in homicide cases.

Cumulative Risk in Law: Definition & Overview

22. Cumulative Risk in Law: Definition & Overview

Cumulative risk in law is used to determine the proper decisions to be made, especially by regulatory agencies. It is a vital component of the legal system that affects the lives of all people. Defining and managing cumulative risk is important in many situations.

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