2017-2018 Catalog

CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice System

This course is intended to introduce the student to the American criminal justice system and process. It describes the formal components of the criminal justice system, their history of evolvement, and their operations. The focus throughout is on people: the criminal offenders, the professional members, and the role of the public. The course also deals with the interaction of the members of this system with each other, the problems that exist to circumvent full cooperation between the sub-systems, and potential solutions to these problems.