Mar 05, 2024  
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CRJ 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course provides an understanding of the development and operations of the criminal justice system.  Students will learn about the components, participants, and processes of law enforcement, courts, and corrections.  Crucial elements of diversity and inclusion directly related to equity throughout the criminal justice system will be covered.  Critical thinking will be integrated throughout the course.

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. Identify and describe the components of the criminal justice system.
  2. Describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class, and gender.
  3. Analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity.
  4. Apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.
  5. Clearly articulate an issue or problem.
  6. Identify, analyze, and evaluate ideas, data, and arguments as they occur in their own others’ work.
  7. Acknowledge limitations such as perspective and bias.
  8. Develop well-reasoned (logical) arguments to form judgments and/or draw conclusions.