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CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice
This course provides an overview and introduction to criminal justice. Focus on the nature of crime, law and criminal justice, the Police and Law Enforcement, the makeup of the courts, the adjudication system, the issues facing police, corrections, and a review of the nature and history of the juvenile justice system.
1. Describe the similarities and differences between various criminal justice agencies and their duties. 2. Describe the concept of crime, theories of crime, and how crime is measured. 3. Understand issues in criminal justice based on history and current events. 4. Outline the purpose of and the problems found in both the adult justice and juvenile justice systems. 5. Explain issues in criminal justice based on history and current events using critical thinking skills. 6. Summarize the three-pronged "system" of criminal justice.
Siegel, L. J. & Worrall, J. L. (2012). Introduction to criminal justice, 13th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
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