Criminal Essay

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Introduction to Criminal Justice – CRJ100 Student Course Guide Prerequisite: none INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL - Required Schmalleger, F. S. (2010). CRJ100: Criminal justice today (11th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL - Supporting The following resources provide additional background and supporting information for this course. There is no need to purchase these items for the course. Abrahamson, S. (1992, Winter92). Reincarnation & reawakening. Human rights: Journal of the section of individual rights & responsibilities, 19(1), 26-29. Retrieved January 15, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database. Bogira, S. (2005). Courtroom 302: A year behind the scenes in an American criminal courthouse. New York, NY: A. Knopf. Cole, S. (2007, March). How much justice can technology afford? The impact of DNA technology on equal criminal justice. Science & public policy (SPP), 34(2), 95-107. Retrieved January 14, 2009, doi:10.3152/030234207X190991 Simon, J. (2007). Governing through crime: How the war on crime transformed American democracy and created a culture of fear. Oxford: Oxford University Press. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course introduces students to the components and operations of the criminal justice system. It examines the three main components of that system: law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. Issues and challenges within the criminal justice system and the system’s future are also explored. COURSE OUTCOMES Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Describe the structure of the American criminal justice system in terms of its major components and the functions they serve. 2. Analyze the relationship of criminal justice to social justice and to other wider notions of equity and fairness. 3. Interpret the police mission in democratic societies and describe the structure of American

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