Chapter 7

After reading Chapter 7, "Concepts of Justice Policy," you should be able to:

  1. Define criminal justice.
  2. List and discuss the six key characteristics of the criminal justice system process.
  3. List and discuss the six key characteristics of the civil justice system process.
  4. Explain the differences between the criminal justice system and the civil justice system.
  5. Explain social justice.
  6. List and explain the key American values.
  7. Explain the connection between justice and American values.
  8. Define and discuss legitimacy.
  9. Explain the development of criminal justice policy.
  10. Define and explain federalism.
  11. Discuss the relationship between federal policy and state policy.
  12. Discuss the separation of powers.
  13. List and describe the three branches of government.
  14. Explain agenda setting.
  15. Explain problem definition.
  16. Explain how the media shapes criminal justice policy.
  17. Explain how interest groups shape criminal justice policy.
  18. Explain how bureaucrats shape criminal justice policy.

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