2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jan 27, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice

Credits: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to the American criminal justice system. This includes the development and components of the system in addition to the procedures that ensure due process. This course is the foundation of the formal study of criminal justice.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the historical development of criminal justice in the United States.
  2. Identify the components of the criminal justice system including the various agencies within each component.
  3. Explain the process of the criminal court system from arrest to verdict and sentencing.
  4. Differentiate among the concepts of reasonable suspicion, probable cause, preponderance of the evidence, and proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
  5. Summarize the major constitutional issues relative to the criminal justice system based upon the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments.
  6. Examine issues affecting the relationship between the community and the criminal justice system.
  7. Perform a minimum of basic arithmetic including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and apply them to solving problems. (MATH Component)

Prerequisite: None

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