Jul 30, 2021  
Official Catalog May 2021 
    
Official Catalog May 2021

CRJU103 - Introduction to The Justice System

Semester Credit Hour(s) 3
This course lays the foundation for a solid understanding of the components, processes, and functions of the justice system in the United States. Topics include: history, structure, functions and philosophy of the justice system; relationship of the justice system to the three branches of government; trials, sentencing; victims; the corrections system; the impact of substance abuse on crime; and the impact of multicultural and international crime. The critical work of the key players in the justice system is examined, such as judges, juries, attorneys, law enforcement, corrections officials, and community advocates. Current policy issues are highlighted.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: INFT 124