CRJ 101 : Introduction to Criminal Justice

This is a survey course designed to provide students with an overview of the criminal justice system. The principles and practices of police, courts, and corrections are examined. The constitutional basis of our system of justice is explored and emphasized. This course provides the foundation needed for more advanced coursework. Service-Learning required. Pre or co-requisite: ENG 101. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Critical Thinking, Ethical Dimensions, and Written Communication.
1. Describe the functions of various agencies and components of the Criminal Justice System and the relationship between them. 2. Analyze the evolution of law and its administration, particularly with respect to its constitutional foundation. 3. Evaluate the complexity of the administration of criminal justice. 4. Form the basis for further study in law enforcement and criminal justice.