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Criminal Justice (CRIMJ)

CRIMJ 113 (US) (CRIM 113) Introduction to Law (3) Introduction to law in society with a focus on criminal law, judicial code, laws of sentencing and corrections, criminal procedure.

CRIMJ (CRIM) 113 Introduction to Law (3)

Introduction to the law is designed to provide CLJ majors with an introductory level of knowledge of the criminal law, and other legal codes such as the Judicial Code, laws of corrections, probation and parole, and the rules of criminal and appellate procedure. The course will serve as a gateway course to taking more advanced criminology and criminal justice courses. CRIMJ (CRIM) 113 is one of the Prescribed Courses in the CLJ curriculum and is used as a prerequisite for many 400 level courses including CRIM 467 AND 469. Students will be evaluated on three exams consisting primarily of objective (multiple choice) questions and short answer questions.

General Education: None
Diversity: US
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2008

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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