Nelson
All About Law
Student Centre
E-Activities
Interactive Quizzes
Teacher Centre

About the Resources




Business Studies Home
Nelson Education > School > Business Studies > All About Law > Student Centre > E-Activies > Chapter 8
 

Unit 2: Criminal Law

CHAPTER 8: TRIAL PROCEDURES

E-ACTIVITY: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (p. 218)

Activity: Jigsaw Organizer of Support Organizations

Various nonprofit organizations offer assistance to individuals caught up in the criminal justice system, most of whom are individuals convicted of crimes. The organizations aid them at various stages of the criminal justice process. Some organizations may help individuals going through the court process, while others may offer assistance to offenders serving their sentence. Some organizations get involved after offenders have been released from custody, in the hopes of helping them adjust to life outside prison and become law-abiding citizens.

Find out more about the support organizations that help people involved in the criminal justice system by completing the following jigsaw activity. Your goal will be to complete an organizer to summarize your research information.

1. Form home groups of four students. Each student takes responsibility for researching one of the following four organizations that offer support to criminal offenders.

  • The John Howard Society

  • The Elizabeth Fry Society

  • The Salvation Army

  • The Aboriginal Justice Learning Network -- this website is no longer available

2. Break off into expert groups to join with other students researching the same organization. Research the nature of the particular organization for which you are responsible. You'll find the information you need by visiting one of the following Web sites:

Fill out the row in the following organizer for your chosen organization to summarize your expert group's findings. Click here to download the organizer.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Name of organization
Who is supported
Purpose of organization
Type of support offered
John Howard Society      
Elizabeth Fry Society      
Salvation Army      
Aboriginal Justice Learning Network      

 

3. Return to your home group and share your findings. Assist each other in completing your organizers.


Top