From 1980 to 2012, the amount of persons incarcerated increased by 364 percent, and
those under state supervision increased by 245 %. Although incarceration keeps criminals off the
streets, it has major costs associated with it. The first of these negativ
I believe that the racial, gender, and lingual makeup of the Chicago Police Department
should not necessarily mirror that of the general population of the city. I support this opinion
because I believe that the election of those in charge of enforcing the
STAGES OF A CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
Arrest & booking
Release on bond for non-violent misdemeanors or petty offenses pursuant to Ill.
Sup. Ct. rules. Otherwise, held for first appearance.
-Defendant informed of charge(s)
The Criminal Justice System
Types of Crime
Breaking down crimes into categories is important
for measurement of crime, crime prevention, and
There are six basic
Criminal Justice Today
Determining what is criminal
do we determine what is a crime?
Sometimes murder, rape, crimes against children
p Sometimes not speeding, public drunkenness,