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CJ& 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice • 5 Cr.

Description:

Surveys the criminal justice process from arrest through release. Students examine the relationships and responsibilities of and among police, prosecutors, courts, and probation and parole systems

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Use a working vocabulary based on the terminology used in the three components of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Differentiate between the workings and responsibilities of the three major components of the American Criminal Justice System: the police, the courts and corrections.
  • Describe the theories, models and concepts within the Criminal Justice System and determine their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Explain how laws are made, categorized and enforced and the process of deciding how these laws are applied to case based situations.
  • Identify the reasons why experts in the field think the term Criminal Justice System is a myth and a true system is non-existent.
  • Examine the current major issues within the Criminal Justice System and be able to explain those issues giving case based examples of what they are.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000