Course Abstract Details

CRIM-101, Introduction to Criminal Justice System

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

CRIM-101, Introduction to Criminal Justice, surveys the historical development of law enforcement, courts and corrections. It examines the organization within the United States of federal, state and local agencies and institutions with staff functions and appointment requirements. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives: This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the criminal justice system. Upon successful completion the student will: 

1. Define crime. ( GE.2, GE.6, PG.1/ PG.4) 

2. Describe the administration of justice through its various stages.( GE.1,2,5,6,7/ PG. 1,4) 

3. Discuss the history and functions of policing. (GE. 1,2,6,7/ PG. 1,3,4) 

4. Discuss the history and functions of courts. (GE. 1,2,6,7/ PG. 3,4) 

5. Discuss the history and functions of corrections. (GE. 2,6,7/ PG. 1,4) 

6. Discuss the Constitution of the United States as it relates to the American criminal justice system. (GE. 2,5,6/ PG. 1,4) 

7. Demonstrate the ability to research a course related topic and present the information in Written or oral form. (GE. 1,2,3,6,7/ PG. 1,2,3,4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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