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