- Name: Introduction to Criminal Justice I
- Division: Career & Technical Education
- Discipline: Criminal Justice
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Surveys the history, philosophy and functions of criminal justice system, law enforcement, criminal law and constitutional rights as they affect system functioning.
II: Course Objectives
- Identify criminal law and its components.
- Identify the place in history of Law Enforcement.
- Describe the factors of Police Management.
- Identify criminology theory.
- Analyze the Bill of Rights and its affect upon the Criminal Justice System.
- Define Criminal Justice.
- Explain the Uniform Crime Reporting process and its components.
III: Course Linkage
The General Education Mission is to provide students with a core foundation of critical life skills with which to improve their lives. This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:
- Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
- Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
- Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
- Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
- Develop and improve their creative abilities.
- Appreciate the value and importance of diversity, ethics, and public service.