- Name: Introduction to Criminal Justice II
- Division: Career & Technical Education
- Discipline: Criminal Justice
- Units (Credits): 3.00
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.