2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJU 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 CR
The processes, institutions, and administration of criminal justice in the United States. The crime problem and criminal law, law enforcement, criminal prosecution, bail, diversion, the jury trial and sentencing, the correctional system (including probation, prisons, inmates’ rights, and parole), and introduction to the juvenile justice process will be examined.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Conduct research on a criminal justice topic using reliable sources gathered through the library resources.
  2. Compile research and give a coherent, organized, and effective presentation on a criminal justice topic.
  3. Recognize the components of the criminal justice system and understand how they work together to maintain social order.
  4. Identify the sources, structures, and procedural rights of the different types of law.
  5. Describe the current structures, functions, roles, and challenges of policing, the course, and corrections.