2020-2021 Accelerated Undergraduate Catalog

CRJ 101 Intro to Criminal Justice

This course will give a general overview of the Criminal Justice system in the United States. It will focus primarily on the role of law enforcement, the court system and the correctional industry. The course will examine how each phase of the system currently works, or does not work, from the point of initially reported crime, to possible arrest and prosecution, to case resolution and ultimately through the arrestee’s outcome at sentencing. As an introductory course, its primary goal is to help prepare the student majoring in Criminal Justice with a broad foundation of knowledge from which to pursue more comprehensive and rigorous analysis in advanced courses. 3 credits.