Chapter 15: Law in America
"Crime and Punishment"
In this chapter you have learned about law in the United Statesabout
the principles of the legal system, the various types of civil
law, and the types of criminal law. In this activity you will
take a closer look at criminal law and the criminal justice
Destination Title: Lawyers.com
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Start at the Lawyers.com Web site on criminal law.
- Select the topic Criminal Law Basics.
- Click on and read through the topics under "Get Info": Criminal Law Basics, Punishment of Crime, and Criminal Justice Process.
- If you have time, you may also read through the "Get Answers (FAQs)" section.
- Read through the information
presented under each topic, taking notes as you go.
After you have read through the
information, answer the following questions.