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Criminal Justice Ch1

How long has criminal activity been around and where is it a primary concern? It has undoubtedly been with us since the dawn of history, and criminal control has long been a primary concern of politicians and government leaders worldwide.
The American experience with crime during the last... Half of the century has been especially influential in shaping the criminal justice system of today.
In the 1960's and 1970's... We saw a burgeoning concern for the rights of ethnic and racial minorities, women, people with physical and mental challenges, and many other groups.
By the mid-1980's... Individual rights was accompanied by a dramatic increase in the sale and use of illicit drugs threatened the foundation of American society.
In 1992... The videotaped beating of Rodney King, an African-American motorist, at the hands of Los Angeles-area police officers splashed across TV series throughout the country.
Police Brutality Rodney King's case shifted the focus onto police brutality and the effective management of law enforcement personnel.
USA Patriot Act Enacted in 2001 as a legislative response to terrorism, the law, whose provisions were reauthorized by Congress with minor revisions in 2006.
What does the USA Patriot Act stand for? Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001
September 11, 2001 The well-coordinated terrorist attacks that occurred in New York City and Washington D.C.
Enron Executives In 2006, former Enron Executives Kenneth Lay and Jeff Skilling were convicted of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud in what some called "the biggest business scandal in U.S. history."
Enron Executives (cont.) The company's troubles resulted in the loss of billions of dollars of investors' money.
What does the book represent? It examines the American system of criminal justice and the agencies and processes that continue it.
What does the book represent? (cont.) It builds on theme that is especially valuable for studying criminal justice today: Individual Rights Versus Public Order
Created by: Blissful_Olive