CRIJ 1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Criminal Justice introduces the criminal justice system and focuses on the various processing stages, practices, and personnel in the criminal justice system. This course examines the problem of crime in American society. Both historical and contemporary components of the system, including the police, the courts, and correctional agencies are explored. This course is designed to provide the student with a broad-based understanding of both and effects of crime upon communities, as well the criminal justice system response to crime in U.S. contemporary society.