Criminal Justice

CJ 113

Introduction to Criminal Justice System

Course Description

This course covers the overall system of criminal justice from crime detection to the release and revocation of prisoners. The student will examine the role of law enforcement officers, corrections officers, probation officers, defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges as they relate to the defendant. The student will analyze the components of the system (law enforcement, courts and corrections) with emphasis on their interrelationships and expectations.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze the structures found in criminal justice agencies (police, courts, and corrections).
  • Classify various crimes, criminals, and victims.
  • Explain criminal behavior in terms of various theories of criminality.
  • Differentiate the various constitutional limits on criminal law.
  • Outline the various missions, roles, and strategies of police in America.
  • Summarize the relationship between the police and the constitution in regard to arrests, searches and interrogations.
  • Explore courtroom procedures including trial, plea, and sentencing.
  • Evaluate community corrections and prison life.
  • Explore the constitutional and historic aspects of the juvenile justice system.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2015; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 113142981Intro Criminal Justice System Online3Scott T$30.007/31/0Open
 113347000Intro Criminal Justice System 3Bolling J 10/31/0Open
F 09:00AM-11:54AMFTC120
 113347014Intro Crim Jus Sys 3Madsen J 12/31/0Open
T 02:00PM-04:45PMFTC140
 113347092Intro Criminal Justice System 3Champagne G 8/31/0Open
W 06:00PM-08:54PMFTC120

Winter; 2016; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2016

 113112482Intro Criminal Justice System Online3Scott T$30.0031/31/0Open
 113317004Intro Criminal Justice System 3Madsen J 31/31/0Open
R 12:30PM-03:24PMFTC140
 113317053Intro Criminal Justice System 3Bolling J 31/31/0Open
W 06:00PM-08:54PMFTC140

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