CRIJ 1301 - INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE

This course provides a historical and philosophical overview of the American criminal justice system, including the nature, extent, and impact of crime; criminal law; and justice agencies and processes. 48 lecture hours

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Describe the history and philosophy of the American criminal justice system
  • Explain the nature and extent of crime in America
  • Analyze the impact and consequences of crime
  • Evaluate the development, concepts, and functions of law in the criminal justice system
  • Describe the structure of contemporary federal, state, and local justice agencies and processes

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3