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CJ& 101 - Intro to Criminal Justice

5 Credits
History and philosophy of American justice; the nature of crime; professional ethics; overview of state and federal criminal justice systems; emphasis on constitutional liberties, rights and guarantees.

Course Note Previously ADM J 101.

Designed to Serve All persons interested in the justice system and administration of justice majors.
Active Date 2011-10-17

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions: AA Transferable Elective
Course Outline
1. Crime and the Nature of Law 2. Criminal Statistics and the Measurement of Crime 3. Overview of American Policing 4. U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights 5. Criminal Justice Process 6. Sentencing and Appellate Review 7. Overview of American Corrections 8. Juvenile Justice System 9. Trends and Future of American Justice

Student Learning Outcomes
Understand nature and function of criminal law.

Understand design and function of U.S. Constitution.

Identify freedoms and rights provided by the Bill of Rights.

Examine constitutional limitations on criminal law.

Explain how the Bill of Rights serves as a limitation of government.

Understand the roles and responsibilities of disciplines and practitioners within the criminal justice field.

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