Week 1 assignment – chapters 1-4 | criminal law


Chapter 1

Use the information located on the Department of Justice (DOJ) website (http://www.usdoj.gov/ (Links to an external site.) ) to answer the following questions:

  • What are some of the law enforcement agencies included within the DOJ?
  • What is the mission statement of the DOJ and these individual law enforcement agencies?
  • How does the DOJ contribute to the criminal justice system?

Chapter 2

Compare and contrast the UCR and NCVS. How does each method collect their data?? Is the data of these measures reliable? Explain the strengths and weakness of each method.

Chapter 3

Compare and contrast general deterrence with specific deterrence.

Chapter 4

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