Study Guide for the California Police Academy (P.O.S.T.) Written Examination
Welcome to the StudiGuide 2: The Criminal Justice System in California course
This StudiGuide course is presented in a manner that readily allows you to identify the POST goals and learning objectives as you follow along in your POST workbooks to help you better understand the material.
After review and study of this StudiGuide:
IDENTIFY the freedoms and rights afforded to individuals under the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and later amendments and how the U.S. Constitution amendments apply to the actions and conduct of peace officers (only the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 14th Amendments)
IDENTIFY the differences between Parole and Probation
RECALL the definitions of parole and probation
DISCUSS (these are usually done in the classroom and not on the written tests):
· The components and primary goals of the criminal justice system
· The objectives of the judicial component of the criminal justice system
· The organization of the California court system, including positions commonly recognized as part of the judicial system
· The judicial process in criminal cases
· The objectives and responsibilities of the correction’s component of the criminal justice system
LIST the primary federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies within the criminal justice system
Information from this POST written examination will also appear on your Mid-Course (Midterm) and End-of-Course (Final) Proficiency Tests.
This StudiGuide course will allow you to understand the material presented in preparation for your POST written examinations through our lectures and review questions.
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