Introduction to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Criminal Justice provides a basic overview of the criminal justice system for behavioral health professionals working in a mental health court to help them understand how the program is likely to impact their clients.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the common stakeholders in the criminal justice system
  2. Understand how a criminal case proceeds through a typical criminal justice system
  3. Understand certain legal concepts, types of cases, and principles for recidivism reduction

Presentation

Presentation

Covers the key concepts of this module in depth. Presentations consist of 35-45 slides. You control the pace of the Presentation by clicking from one slide to the next. You will need access to a computer to complete this step, and you must have Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer to play the Presentation’s audio and video features. Estimated completion time: 45-60 minutes.

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Suggests further reading—including articles, books, and examples of programs—to supplement what you’ve learned in this module.