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- Describe the concepts on which probation and parole are based.
- Explain the justifications for community-based corrections programs.
- Identify various types of prisons.
- Compare the roles of jails and prisons in the American correctional system.
- Identify prison inmate characteristics.
- Analyze the impact of global crime.
- Define delinquency and status offenses.
- Compare and contrast juvenile courts and adult courts.
- Explain the effect of technology on the criminal justice system.
- Describe the historical development of U.S.courts.
- Differentiate the roles among members of the courtroom work group.
- Outline the steps in the criminal trial process.
- Evaluate various forms of punishment.
- Compare and contrast the philosophical reasons for sentencing criminals.
The Criminal Justice System
- Define crime and its relationship to law.
- Describe governmental structure and its relationship to criminal justice.
- Identify choice theories of crime and their underlying assumptions.
- Describe the components of the criminal justice system and the criminal justice process.
- Evaluate the differences between major crime reporting programs in the United States.
The Police and Law Enforcement
- Analyze the role of the police in contemporary society.
- Describe the historical development of police agencies and their jurisdiction.
- Identify various types of law enforcement agencies and the components of each.
- Describe constitutional amendments related to policing.
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