ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRJ-100 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
January 7, 2013 – May 8, 2013
Instructor: Coy Johnston
E-Mail: email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org if ASU email goes down)
Phone: 480-242-1938 (cell)
An examination of the organization and jurisdiction of local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial and corrections system; their history and philosophy; career opportunities and qualifying requirements, terminology, and constitutional limitations of the system.
Course Objectives: 1. Define crime and its relationship to law. 2. Identify instruments for measuring crime. 3. Describe governmental structure and its relationship to criminal justice. 4. Describe the components of the criminal justice system. 5. Define the criminal justice system. 6. Describe the historic development of police agencies and their jurisdiction. 7. Describe the role of the prosecution and defense. 8. Identify the role of the state and federal courts. 9. Describe the criminal trial and the legal right of the accused at trial. 10. Describe the history and philosophy of corrections. 11. Define and describe the role of probation and parole. 12. Define delinquency and status offenses.
Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century
12th Edition – Prentice Hall
Students also need to purchase MYCJLAB, which comes with this
Text book as a package or can be purchased separately.
Introduction: Students will post an introduction in the discussion forum during the 1st module (1/7 to 1/12). The introduction will be due before 10:00 PM on 1/12. Give your name, age, city where you live and where you are from, the purpose of taking the class, any hobbies you enjoy any important information about your background and anything else that might help others understand who