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Criminal Justice
By Jon Zajac

As someone who is passionate about criminal justice, I believe that incorporating Criminal Justice-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions into your upcoming event can be a great way to spark meaningful conversations and build connections among your guests. By exploring different perspectives and opinions related to the criminal justice system, you can create an engaging atmosphere where people feel inspired to share their thoughts and ideas.

How to incorporate Criminal Justice themed This or That questions

To incorporate Criminal Justice-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of thoughtful and relevant questions beforehand that relate to the criminal justice system. You can find inspiration from watching documentaries, reading news articles, or researching different aspects of the legal process.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about the criminal justice system to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a panel discussion on criminal justice reform or create a trivia game based on famous court cases.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Criminal Justice-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the topic. Here are some ideas:

  • Legal process: Ask questions about the different stages of the legal process (e.g., “Would you rather be a prosecutor or a defense attorney?” or “What do you think is the most challenging part of being a judge?”).

  • Criminal justice reform: Ask questions that explore different issues related to criminal justice reform (e.g., “Do you believe in mandatory minimum sentences?” or “Should non-violent offenders be eligible for parole?”).

  • Law enforcement: Ask questions about the role and responsibilities of law enforcement officers (e.g., “Do you think police officers should be required to wear body cameras?” or “What do you think is the best way to prevent police brutality?”).

  • Forensics: Ask questions that relate to forensic science and investigation techniques (e.g., “Would you rather be a crime scene investigator or a forensic scientist?” or “Do you believe in the reliability of DNA evidence?”).

  • Crime prevention: Ask questions about different strategies for preventing crime (e.g., “What do you think is more effective: community policing or surveillance cameras?” or “Should schools have metal detectors and security guards?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Criminal Justice-themed icebreaker activity, you can create a dynamic and thought-provoking experience for your guests. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Criminal Justice themed This or That questions

  1. Jail or prison?
  2. Parole or probation?
  3. Grand jury or trial jury?
  4. Felony or misdemeanor?
  5. Indictment or information?
  6. Plea bargain or trial?
  7. Death penalty or life in prison?
  8. Jury trial or bench trial?
  9. Custodial interrogation or Miranda warning?
  10. Exoneration or acquittal?
  11. Probable cause or reasonable suspicion?
  12. Crime scene investigator or forensic scientist?
  13. Search warrant or warrantless search?
  14. Constitutional law or criminal law?
  15. Criminal profilers or detectives?
  16. Witness protection or witness relocation?
  17. Crime lab or crime scene reconstruction?
  18. Victim impact statement or statement of remorse?
  19. Habeas corpus or appeal?
  20. Sentencing guidelines or judicial discretion?
  21. Legal insanity or mental illness?
  22. Capital offense or lesser offense?
  23. Drug court or mental health court?
  24. Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigation?
  25. Brady violation or Giglio violation?
  26. Contraband or controlled substance?
  27. Rehabilitation or punishment?
  28. Battered woman syndrome or self-defense?
  29. Perjury or contempt of court?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.