Sep 22, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CCJ 2610 Essentials of Criminal Justice

This course introduces the three main branches of the criminal justice system: police (e.g. local, state, federal, and international police agencies); courts (e.g. prosecution, defense, judges and juries, and victim services); and corrections (e.g. probation, jail, prison, parole, and juvenile placements). This includes juvenile courts and corrections. Examined are the system’s historical development, philosophical and legal underpinnings, current structure and functioning, major positions and roles, and effectiveness as well as major debates and controversies surrounding law, policy and practice. The course also introduces an international perspective on criminal justice. Cross Listed Course(s): SOC 2610  
Credits: 3.0