Nov 28, 2022  
2021-2022 On Campus Catalog 
    
2021-2022 On Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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CJ 202 - Introduction to Criminal Justice


Credits: 4 credits

This course introduces students to the various components of the criminal justice system:  the police, the courts and corrections.  Using a sociological approach students are exposed to how race, class and gender intersect with crime and criminality.  Students will also be exposed to the key informational resources needed to study in the field of criminal justice.  Introduces students to the major actors in the field of criminal justice and are provided a knowledge base about the various career fields in criminal justice.

Prerequisite/Corequisite
none

Learning Outcomes
 

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following: 

 

  1. Describe the functions of each component of the criminal justice system and the actors within each component;
  2. Identify and discuss the key issues or challenges facing the criminal justice system in the 21st century;
  3. Locate and navigate key information resources related to the study of crime, law, and justice;
  4. Identify the career opportunities within the criminal justice system and career preparation needed for each;
  5. Analyze the various ethical challenges within the criminal justice system




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