CRIM 1100: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Lecture - 4 credits
- Surveys the contemporary criminal justice system in the United States.
- Examines the phases of the criminal justice system beginning with the detection of crimes by the police; the handling of the case through the courts; and, finally, disposition and sentencing.
- Analyzes issues and characteristics of each of the phases of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections) and identifies its key actors (for example, police, judges, prosecutors, correctional officers).
- Traces the role of systemic racism and intersecting dimensions of oppression in the historical development of and current policies and practices in the criminal justice system.
- Also introduces students to the U.
- S. juvenile justice system.
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