JUST1100 Criminal Justice System & Process

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CRS Acad Level: UG

Course #: JUST1100

Credits: 3

Term: Fall, Spring

About the Course:

This course will focus on the basic integrity and make-up of the criminal justice system and the processes by which justice is administered. Students will explore the nature of crime and victimization, various criminal justice powers, and the laws from which they derive. The course will provide a brief history of American policing, as well as global and comparative perspectives. Students will learn about the roles and functions of police and contemporary policing structures and organizations, and will discuss various contemporary issues (legal, ethical, professional, and social) in policing and criminal justice. Students will also learn about the court system and the administration of justice, including pretrial and trial procedures; the roles of prosecution and defense; and issues in sentencing and punishment, probation and parole, and community corrections.  Meets the requirement for Criminal Justice and Social Science elective.

Course offered: Fall, Spring.