Week 1 Assignment – Chapters 1-4
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?
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.
Compare and contrast general deterrence with specific deterrence.
What is a criminal act? What is a criminal state of mind? When are individuals criminally liable for their actions?