Career & Technical Education > Criminal Justice

General Information


I. Catalog Course Description

Surveys the adjudicatory process, adult and juvenile corrections functions within the criminal justice system.


II: Course Objectives

  • Identify the court system, both state and federal
  • Assess pretrial activities
  • Analyze the Grand Jury System
  • Define courtroom “actors” and their functions
  • Describe the different types of witnesses
  • Analyze the theories of sentencing
  • Assess victim impact statements and their relevance to sentencing
  • Separate probation and parole
  • Identify the types of punishments, both historically and modern day
  • Distinguish differences between jails and prisons
  • Analyze the main court decisions concerning juveniles
  • Assess today’s juvenile process

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.

Scheduled CRJ-102 classes:

Fall 2019