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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a court types unit of a standard criminal justice course. Topics include:
- Probate courts
- Types of probate cases
- Probate case costs
- Significant probate cases
1. What is Probate Court? - Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, you will learn about probate, but more specifically probate court. Definitions and explanations will be given for clarity regarding this legal process.
2. Famous Probate Cases
In society, we have always read about probate cases of the deceased rich and famous, but might not have known why probate cases occur. In this reading, you will learn what defines a probate case and you will learn about several famous probate cases and their stipulations.
3. Mental Health Court: Purpose & Statistics
The rate of mentally-ill criminals has increased over time. For many of these offenders, if they didn't struggle with mental health issues, they would have never committed their offense. Mental health court is designed to meet the needs of offenders who would benefit from treatment, support services, and supervision.
4. Mental Health Courts: Pros & Cons
Placing mentally-ill offenders in mental health court in lieu of incarceration has proven to be beneficial for all; however, what are the drawbacks? This lesson will explore the pros and cons of mental health court and the reason why a successful program has critics.
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Other chapters within the Criminal Justice Overview course
- Law Enforcement & Police Activity
- Court Proceedings Overview
- Basic Theories of Crime
- Types of Crime Overview
- Agencies & Offices of the Department of Justice
- Criminal Sentencing
- History of Police Brutality in America
- Laws Related to Family, Marriage & Children
- Prisons in the United States
- American Law Enforcement Agencies
- Police Roles & Policies
- Criminal Sanctions Used in Criminology
- Overview of Correction Facilities
- Basic Law in Criminal Justice
- Warrants in Criminal Justice
- Introduction to Criminology
- Crime Categories & Characteristics
- Theories of Criminal Behavior
- Victims of Crime: Consequences & Impact
- Types of Homicide