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(SOCIO 361)(#1) - Ch. 1 Crime & Criminal Justice

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Question Answer
Crime?an act that is against the law and causes a punishment
Police?they are tasked with investigating crime and apprehending offenders
What two things are [Courts] responsible for?[1. Determining whether an offender should be charged with a crime] and also [2. Manage the process to determine whether the offender should be held criminally responsible for the crime]
What is the [Correction System]?it carries out the punishment as ordered by the court
What are the three major components of the criminal justice system?police - courts - and Corrections
Who is the first point of contact in the system?Police officers
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