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CJ& 101
Introduction to Criminal Justice


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Examines the relationships and respective responsibilities of different criminal justice agencies. Studies the movement through the system from initial investigation of the crime to ultimate release from confinement. Recommended: READ 088. Formerly CJ 101, Introduction to Criminal Justice.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Define the various types of crimes and articulate the differences between the conflict and consensus models of criminal justice.
  • Explain how laws are made, categorized, enforced, and applied in the Criminal Justice System.
  • Define the elements of, and differences between, misdemeanor and felony crimes.
  • Research and define the three basic components of the Criminal Justice System in America (Law enforcement, Courts, Corrections).
  • Develop a vocabulary concerning the terminology used in the three components of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Differentiate between the operations and responsibilities of the three major components of the American Criminal Justice System.
  • Articulate modern ethical and professionalism issues in the Criminal Justice System.
  • Show how the juvenile justice system works within the larger criminal justice system in the U.S.
  • Demonstrate how the creation of the Department of Homeland Security has changed the role of law enforcement in the U.S.
  • Examine and explain the challenges the Internet (cyber-crime) presents in the American criminal justice system.

  • Course Topics
  • Crime classifications
  • Enforcement agencies
  • Judicial processes
  • Correctional systems
  • Juvenile justice systems

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    CJ& 101
    Fall 2014
    1408
    Curtis Phillips
    CJ& 101
    Fall 2014
    1556
    April Harris
    CJ& 101
    Spring 2014
    1488
    Jon Cassetto
    CJ& 101
    Winter 2013
    5708
    Dominic Cortinas
    CJ& 101
    Winter 2010
    5708
    Dominic Cortinas


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.