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CRJ 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course provides the student with a foundation for integrated instruction throughout the criminal justice curriculum.  Students will learn about the three components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts and corrections.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  Writing placement score equivalent to ENG 110 College Writing I or better

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Explain what the criminal justice system is and the roles of law enforcement, courts, and corrections.
  2. Identify the various steps and specific goals of the criminal justice system.
  3. Describe the specific categories of crime and the impact crime has on society within the United States.
  4. Explain the differences between local, state and federal law enforcement, and their purpose.
  5. Describe the dual court system.
  6. Explain the difference between jails and prisons and the functions and purposes of both.
  7. Explain and justify the innovative approaches to punishment and sentencing in society today.

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