38 mins



Any Level




Michael Rubacha

Study Guide for the California Police Academy (P.O.S.T.) Written Examination

Expected learning & outcomes

  • At the end of this StudiGuide course, students will be able to understand the California Criminal Justice System.
  • Students will be able to understand the basic concepts of The California Criminal Justice System.
  • Students will, after careful study and review of this course, will be able to have a better understanding for the testing and passing of the State of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) basic police academy written examination.

    Skills you will learn

    Goal Setting, Organization, Police, Testing, Training

    About this course

    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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