Students gain a knowledge of the structure, function, and decision-making processes of agencies that deal with management amd control of crime and criminal offenders-police, courts, and correctional systems-in order to examine the legal, political social, historical and psychological aspects in crime in America.
Required Course Resources:
Course textbook: Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century 12th ed., Frank Schmalleger, Pearson, ISBN 978-0-13-273981-8.
Course Learning Outcomes:
– Compare and contrast the historical development of the various components of the American Criminal Justice System.
– Summarize how law, in its various phases, can be applied to affect directly the outcomes of various criminal activities.