Week 04, Criminal Justice System

Assignments for Week 4:

1.  Read Chapter 4, “Criminal Law: Substance and Procedure.” We will have Quiz #3 on this chapter and last week’s lecture in the first class session this week.

2. Lecture, Chapter 5, Public Policing and Private Security.

3. Critical Thinking Questions for Group Discussion from Chapter 4:

a. What are the specific aims and purposes of criminal law? To what extent does criminal law control behavior?

b. How would you cast your vote on an amendment legalizing recreational drugs? Why?

c. What is a criminal act? What is a criminal state of mind? When are individuals criminally liable for their actions?

d. Discuss the various kinds of crime classifications? To what extent or degree are they distinguishable?

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