Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Summarize terrorism, human and sex trafficking, and hate crimes and explain how these crimes differ from other types of violence.
  • Assess the differences in hate crimes and other types of crimes and why this difference is important.
  • Evaluate police impersonation and how it undermines the work of legitimate law enforcement officers.
  • Differentiate transnational crime from other types of crime.
  • Consider the relationship between forensic science and the criminal justice system.
  • Criticize the influence of the CSI effect and tech effect and how they influence policy and the public's perception about crime, victims, offenders, and members of the criminal justice system.