Social Sciences

Criminal Justice (A.A. Degree)

Criminal Justice

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Course Descriptions

CRJ 11     3 lec 3 cr
Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course will familiarize students with the criminal justice system and four of its components: the police, courts, corrections and the juvenile justice system. At the end of the course, students should be able to describe the goals, organization and procedures of the criminal justice system, as well as the interrelationships of its four components.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or RDL 02, if required.

CRJ 21     3 lec 3 cr
Introduction to Criminology

This course will explore theories and empirical research used to understand deviant and criminal behavior, and their implications for the control of crime. Applications of these theories to practice and in policy will be discussed.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): CRJ 11; ENG 02 or RDL 02, if required.

CRJ 22     3 lec 3 cr
Introduction to Policing

This course will examine the origins of American policing, focusing on police field behavior and issues that police departments face today.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): CRJ 11, ENG 02 or RDL 02, if required.


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