Criminal Justice | Learning Resources | Section 6.1

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

Section 6.1: Jails

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Learning Resources

Learning Objectives
6.1(a) Describe the purposes of jails in the United States today.
6.1(a) Identify some of the issues faced by jail administrators today.
6.1(a) Describe the administrative structure of the typical American jail.
6.1(a) Describe the various types of inmates that jail staff must supervise.
6.1(a) List and describe the various types of facilities that detain juveniles.

Slide Presentations

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Key Terms

  • Corporal Punishment
  • Custody
  • Detention Centers
  • Detention Facility
  • Diagnostic Center
  • Gaol
  • Group Home
  • Intake
  • Juvenile Detention Center
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
  • Penitence
  • Prison Industrial Complex
  • Residential Treatment Center
  • Shelter
  • Training School
  • Wilderness Camp

Download a Printable Vocabulary Study Guide [PDF]: INTRO-Section-6-1-print

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Last Updated:  04/21/2021

2 thoughts on “Criminal Justice | Learning Resources | Section 6.1

  1. There is no pdf for vocabulary this section, 6.1, a PPT of the Chapter6 PowwrPoint is loaded instead of the Vocabulary pdf.

  2. There are some spelling errors. Jail is commonly misspelled as “fail” many times in the slide presentation. You may want to fix that.

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