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Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJ 110)
January 2023 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the history and philosophy of the American criminal justice system: Explain the nature and extent of crime in America; analyze the impact and consequences of crime; evaluate the development, concepts, and functions of law in the criminal justice system; and describe the structure of contemporary federal, state, and local justice agencies and processes.
This course provides an introduction, overview, and survey of Criminal Justice and the American criminal justice system by examining the role, development, policies and management of different public agencies and organizations that constitute the criminal justice system. Other topics include the study of current and future critical criminological issues such as due process, discretion in the administration of justice, community policing, police ethics, domestic violence intervention, probation and parole effectiveness and correctional issues.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Administration, Public Justice, Criminology, and Emergency Management (6/23).