Lesson Plan : Criminal Justice Today

Teacher Name:
 Mr. C. Johnston

 What is Criminal Justice? The Crime Picture
 Brief History of Crime in America The UCR/NIBRS Program Key Words: Crime Individual Rights Advocate Public-Order Advocate USA Patriot Act of 2001 Justice Social Justice Criminal Justice Criminal Justice System Consensus Model Conflict Model Warrant Booking Due Process Crime Control Model Due Process Model UCR NCVS Violent Crime Property Crime Clearance Rate Part I Offenses Part II Offenses
 Student will have a working knowledge of the history of crime in america and how the UCR work. Student will understand the key words and see how they fit into the criminal justice system.
 Student well provide a brief history of crime in America Student will explain the meaning of due process of law, and identify where due process guarantees can be found in the American legal system. Student will describe the history and nature of the FBI's UCR/NIBRS programs Student will identify the special categories of crime discussed in this chapter, and explain why they are of contemporary significance.
 Criminal Justice Today Text book, an introductory text for the 21st century eleventh edition. Powerpoints, handouts, paper and pen.
 Chapter one: Recent events such as Hurrican Katrina (August 29, 2005) and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 have had a mojor impact on society. How the criminal justice system has in responding to crime associated with these events. Chapter 2: Crime Data and Social Policy a. Data provide a picture of crime in society b. Data are used as a tool to make social policy decisions.
 How does media coverage have for public opinion on crime? and on criminal justicwe policy making?(small groups)
 Discussion Starter: What does justice mean to you?
Checking For Understanding:
 At the end of class have each student write down two thing they learned during the class, and two thing that they are not sure about.
 Brief review of the class lesson and then ask them what is Criminal Law? Next class we will cover that subject and see if my answer match your understand of Criminal Law. Have a good day,
 Quiz will be given after the first two chapters, along with questions and answers during the class section.

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