Week 01, Criminal Justice System

Assignments for Week 1:

1.  The first week of the term is devoted to getting started with the basics for the course and doing some background reading on the Criminal Justice System.  You should bookmark (or add to favorites) the main page for the course. 

2.  Go over all of the webpages carefully and make sure that you understand all requirements and scheduling for the class.

3. Brief Lecture, Chapter 1, Crime and Criminal Justice

4. Critical Thinking Questions for Group Discussion (Be specific, with examples to support your answers.) You will need to get phone numbers and email addresses of everyone in your group. You will have a paper due on Monday of next week with answers to the Critical Thinking Questions for Group Discussion that are for Week 02. You may want to divide up the questions today, because you will only have a half hour on Monday to put the final paper together to turn in at the end of class.

a. Is street crime worse for society than white collar crime? Be specific, with examples of how more people than just the victim(s) are hurt by blue collar and by white-collar crime. 


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