District Syllabus
Introduction To Criminal Justice

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
An introduction to the criminal justice system with emphasis on the 
nature, functions, and limits of law.  Special attention will be 
given to the criminal justice process from arrest to final 
Required Materials:
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the program students will:
  1. Explain how the various criminal justice components work together to achieve justice.
  2. Understand the elements of criminal law as they are used to prosecute offenders.
  3. Identify the concepts of the US Constitution and how they apply to the Criminal Justice System.
  4. Compare the functions of the correctional field and how they interrelate with the probation and parole system.
  5. Summarize the various criminal behavioral patterns to include their origin and their outcome.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Specific Performance Objectives: The student will be able to:

1.  Be able to analyze the different causal relationships which are 
    related to crime.
2.  Demonstrate a comprehension of the immense toll that crime has 
    our society.
3.  Awareness of the commonly held beliefs and factors regarding 
    criminal justice and the legal system.
4.  Identify the different officials and groups within the public 
    arena and the criminal justice field and their contributions to 
    the criminal justice system.
5.  Understand the public's perception of crime and criminal justice 
    and how this impacts the system.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. 
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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