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Ch 5: The Criminal Justice Field Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Criminal Justice Field chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the criminal justice system's development and criminal justice process in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Criminal Justice Field chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday History and development of the U.S. criminal justice system Development of the police, courts and corrections
Tuesday The U.S. criminal justice process Investigation, arrest, Miranda rights, booking, bail, plea, plea bargain, jury selection, opening statements, closing arguments, verdict, sentencing, appeals
Wednesday Social justice Equal opportunity, same opportunities, privileges and protections, equity and fairness
Thursday Criminal justice's connection with social justice Social justice as a subset of criminal justice, violations, criminal law
Friday Victims' rights and roles Background, rights, increasing function in proceedings today

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