Respond to the stated question, including any relevance to and implications on the field of criminal justice. Be sure to discuss the issue(s) to which the question pertains. Remarks can include your opinion(s), but must be based on experience, research, and/or prior learning. Use this exercise to foster a rich dialogue with your colleagues about issues that are important to the field of criminal justice.
Address the differences between criminal and civil court and the roles mental health professionals play in these two types of courts.
- Identify some of the differences between criminal and civil court. These differences involve who the parties are, types of complaints, penalties, and how the process proceeds.
- Then identify what types of activities a mental health professional would perform in criminal court and civil court; include some examples of these activities.