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Criminal Justice (Adult Undergraduate)

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A survey course providing an overall view of the criminal justice system, the law, law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.

(Normally offered each fall semester.)

The analysis of the structure-function of law enforcement and the dilemma confronting the police in relation with the community.

Prerequisite(s): CRMJS-101 and SOC-003 or SOC-004.

(Normally offered alternate years.)

This course examines the unique framework and workings of the juvenile justice system. The juvenile justice system is in the process of on-going profound changes in both legal rights and corrections. We will examine the reasons why juveniles commit crimes and status offenses. The current issues in juvenile justice such as: gangs, growth in "female" criminal involvement, and the hardening of juvenile offenders.

Prerequisite(s): CRMJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice.

(Normally offered alternate years.)

An examination of contemporary problems in crime and delinquency with emphasis upon the theories of deviant behavior and correction. Cross listed with SOC-211.

Prerequisite(s): CRMJS-101 and SOC-003 or SOC-004.

(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Analysis of the history, theory, structure, and function of contemporary penal institutions. Cross listed with SOC-213.

Prerequisite(s): CRMJS-101 and SOC-003 or SOC-004.

(Normally offered every third spring semester.)