2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
    Dec 10, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog
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CRJ 1103 - Introduction To Criminal Justice*

3 Credits
Critical analysis of the American criminal justice system and its constituent components of law enforcement, prosecution, judiciary and corrections as they function interdependently within a democratic society and its inherent political and social forces; comprehensive examination of the evolution of criminal law and the eternal search for justice within the diversified demands of a multi-cultural society.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Utilize correct English spelling and grammar conventions as applicable in discussion posts, essays, reports, academic papers, oral presentations, and other submissions for grade in this course. (GEO 1)
2. Focusing on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution, evaluate the relationship of the Bill of Rights to specific cases or scenarios to determine probable and/or appropriate outcomes, then create policy statements or remedies to correct constitutional problems with cases. (GEO 2, 3)
3. Analyze historical developments for the three main components of the United States Criminal Justice System (Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections), then evaluate the functions, responsibilities, and effectiveness of each of these as they function as integral components of our politically-based, constitutionally democratic form of government. Students will also evaluate the relative effectiveness of specific guidelines within the U.S. system by comparing these to guidelines from other nations. (GEO 2, 3, 4)
4. Evaluate the formal and informal uses of discretion by criminal justice professionals, to determine guidelines for what responses are appropriate. (GEO 2, 3)
5. Evaluate specific landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases to determine their impact and applicability to current cases or scenarios, and how the courts have justified their decisions based on our constitutional guarantees. (GEO 2,3)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: CRJU 1023



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