COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Criminal Justice
NUMBER/SECTION: CRIM 101/ Spring 2012
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COURSE OUTLINE OF RECORD
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems
COURSE NUMBER: CRIM 101
PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 025 Introduction to College Writing II or ENGL 093 Introduction to College Writing and ENGL 032 Reading Strategies for College II or ENGL 083 Reading Strategies for College. SCHOOL: Public and Social Services
PROGRAM: Criminal Justice
CREDIT HOURS: 3
CONTACT HOURS: Lecture: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Summer, 2011
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS REVISION: Fall, 2011
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: An introductory and fundamental course that covers the purposes, functions, and history of the three primary parts of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. This course further explores the interrelationships and responsibilities of these three primary elements of the criminal justice system.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the sources of American criminal law. 2. Explain how law defines the elements of a crime.
3. Discuss the correlates of crime.
4. Explain the biological, psychological, and sociological determinants of crime. 5. Analyze the defenses against criminal charges.
6. Discuss the evolution of the American system of law and justice. 7. Describe and explain the three major components of the criminal justice system. 8. Evaluate the various issues in law enforcement and police behavior. 9. Explain the process of adjudication from accusation through sentencing. 10. Discuss the elements of the correctional system drawing from the concepts of punishment, rehabilitation and reform. 11. Demonstrate an understanding of the problems facing the American correctional system. 12. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of community correction measures.
COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include:
American models of justice
Causations of crime
The court system
Race, gender, and ethnicity in the criminal justice system
History of crime and laws
Incarceration and prisons
Policing in America
REQUIRED TEXT & MATERIALS
Title: Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction Ivy Tech Edition Author: Schmalleger
Edition: Ivy Tech Edition based on the 9th Edition
Publish Year: 2012
Bundle ISBN: 1256108677 / 9781256108672
Textbook ISBN: 0137069835 / 9780137069835
Portal Stand-alone code for Criminal Justice Interactive: 1256162698 / 9781256162698 eBook ISBN: n/a
Title: Pocket Guide to APA Style
Publish Year: 2011
Textbook ISBN: 9780495912637
eBook ISBN: n/a
How to Order Textbook/Materials
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