Section 1.1:  Major Components | Learning Resources

Criminal Justice: An Overview of the System by Adam J. McKee

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Section 1.1 SLOs

After finishing this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify and articulate the differences between individual rights and the public-order perspective.
  • Understand the necessity of an order maintenance system within society and elucidate the role of law in such a system.
  • Analyze and describe the structure of the criminal justice system, focusing on its three main components and relevant criminal justice terminology.
  • Grasp and explain the overarching goals of the criminal justice system.
  • Interpret and explain the concept of justice from multiple viewpoints.

First Edition Slide Presentations

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For the Classroom:  INTRO-Section-1-1-presentation

For Printing: INTRO-Section-1-1-print

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Download a Printable Vocabulary Study Guide [PDF]:  Criminal-Justice-Vocab-Study-Guide-1-1

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Lecture Notes

Section 1.1: The Criminal Justice System [Opens a shared Google Doc.  You can highlight, copy, and paste into your word processor for printing]

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Last Updated:  12/18/2023

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