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Crosscurrent Hunt

Read the Crosscurrents in Chapter 1 carefully, noting how they illustrate issues covered in the chapter.

  • “California’s Voters Sharpen Focus of Three-strikes Law” is a review of the state’s three-strikes law.

  • “Why They Can’t Just All Get Along: A Comparison of Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement” discusses how law enforcement agencies work together.

Find items that exemplify, explain, or even appear to contradict topics from Chapter 1. Write short summaries of these items in the spaces provided. If possible, find one local item and one national item. Suggested topics are listed below.

The nature of crime and criminal offensesThe criminal justice process
Crime as a social responsibilityReligion
Local law enforcementSchools
State law enforcementThe media

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