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Journal Assignment: Criminal Justice System

Journal Assignment: Criminal Justice System

Journal Assignment
• Each of your answers should be written using your own words. Do not copy and paste from your textbook or an Internet source. Simply copying from the book word-for-word. Ensure you cite your work and add reference(s) at the end of your journal. This assignment is designed to see if you are reading and understanding the material from your textbook and learning modules, so these should be the sources you are citing in your work. You should not need to do research from additional resources unless the question specifically asks you to do so; you should not be Googling the answers for these questions.All questions are worth 20 points:
1. What components make up the criminal justice system and what are the goals of this system?
2. Compare/Contrast the different categories of crime including: public order crimes, violent crimes, property crimes, white-collar crimes and organized crime.
3. Discuss the court’s role in the criminal justice system and how the court uses its discretion in its role.
4. Discuss the Strain theory and the concept of anomie and how these concepts help form the social conflict theories of crime.
5. Explain the rational choice theory of crime. Be sure to include a real-world example in your answer.

 Journal Assignment Grading:
1. Each assignment is given equal weight out of 100 points.; each question is worth 20 points. If a question is not answered, no points will be received for that response. Each question is weighted equally.
2. Please post all answers as an attachment in a Microsoft Word document file. This assignment is due by Saturday at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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