Week 2 Discussion
In the Anglo-Saxon Era a drastic shift began toward what is now known
as the criminal justice system. The rise of European violence in
medieval England and the surrounding regions resulted in the
establishment of a systematic response to abnormal behavior. For this
Discussion, you examine English Common Law by comparing two patterns of
criminal activity and violence in England between the years 570 and
1725. Then, you consider the effect the development of constitutional
law and political freedom had on our current criminal justice system.
Post by Day 3: Based on the
Learning Resources, compare two patterns of criminal activity and
violence in England during this period. Explain their effect on the
development of constitutional law and political freedom in England.
Finally, explain how English Common Law influenced the American criminal
justice system. Provide an example.
Week 2 Learning Resources
This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to
scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning
- Jones M., & Johnstone, P. (2011). History of Criminal Justice. (5th ed.) New York, NY. Routledge.
- Chapter 3, “Medieval Crime and Punishment Before the Lateran”
- Venkataraman, A. (2011, December 23). Why America is more violent than other democracies.
Retrieved from http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2011/12/23/why-america-is-more-violent-than-other-democracies
- Walden University. (n.d.). Abstracts.
Retrieved from http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/402.htm
Please proceed to the Discussion.