Module 2
Overview of the Criminal Justice System

Learning Objectives 

This module will enable victim advocates to:

  1. Recognize key differences between the U.S. criminal and civil legal systems as well as the key differences between civilian, military, and tribal criminal justice systems;
  2. Understand the criminal justice system process from beginning to end;
  3. Understand the language and basic legal concepts of the criminal justice system; and
  4. Help victims navigate, or decide whether to navigate, the criminal justice system.