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The Role of the Legal System in Law Enforcement - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Law enforcement maintains a cooperative relationship with the judiciary and together they form the basic elements of the criminal justice system. These chapter lessons detail how these independent entities oversee one another and how they cooperate within the system.
Take lesson quizzes to measure your comprehension. Feel free to contact knowledgeable instructors with any questions you may have about the covered material. These lessons cover several topics including the:
- Role and responsibilities of the defense in law enforcement
- Relationship between prosecutors and police
- Function of the judicial system in law enforcement
|The Impact of State Prosecutors on Police Practices||Evaluate the effect that the state prosecutor has on police practices.|
|The Role of Defense Attorneys in Law Enforcement||Examine the functions and duties of defense attorneys.|
|The Role of the Judiciary in Law Enforcement||Take a look at the role of the court system in policing.|
1. The Impact of State Prosecutors on Police Practices
Police arrest people, but that is not where their role ends. In this lesson, we will explore how officers and prosecutors must work together to keep the criminal justice system working.
2. The Role of Defense Attorneys in Law Enforcement
Our criminal justice system is set up to best protect the rights and liberties of the American people. In this lesson, discover how the defense attorney fits into this system, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. The Role of the Judiciary in Law Enforcement
In this lesson, explore the relationship between the judiciary, law enforcement, and the distribution of justice. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
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Other chapters within the Criminal Justice 102: Introduction to Law Enforcement course
- Overview & History of Crime
- History of U.S. Law Enforcement
- Law Enforcement Systems in the U.S.
- Organization & Processes in Police Operations
- Roles in a Police Department
- Issues in Policing
- The U.S. Court System
- Constitutional Law in the U.S.
- Criminal Law in the U.S.
- The Criminal Trial in the U.S. Justice System
- The Sentencing Process in Criminal Justice
- Corrections & Correctional Institutions