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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Criminal Justice (CRIMJ)

CRIMJ 200 Introduction to Security and Loss Control (3) A general introduction to the field of private security and asset protection.

CRIMJ 200 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course focuses on a body of scholarship addressing the critical issues, policies, and complexities of the criminal justice system. It includes specific topics on key components of the system while demonstrating the intra-relationships of the system. Students will be provided numerous opportunities to broadly survey the concept of justice as well as investigate comparative issues on a governmental level and internationally. Students will also focus on specific social and justice system challenges such as substance abuse, family violence, minorities and justice, street crime, corrections for adults and juveniles, sentencing patterns, and ethics. Students will also analyze the global impact of criminality as they study transnational crime and the challenges faced by the collaboration of nations. Students will be required to familiarize themselves with electronic web sites, refereed journals, and national and international events for class discussion, research, and writing assignments. Students will learn how to comprehend legal decisions and legal procedures. By the end of the course students will be expected to integrate the information of the semester into comparisons and critical evaluation of the criminal justice system components. Frequency of enrollment: Every semester with 35 students.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
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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