An overview of the entire criminal justice system: history and development law enforcement prosecution and defense courts and trial processes and corrections.
Course Credits: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
- Outline how the U.S. criminal justice system protects individual rights.
- Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the National Crime Victimization Survey and self-report studies.
- Distinguish between felonies and misdemeanors and illustrate why the application of these labels is not always consistent.
- Describe how the events of September 11, 2001, affected law enforcement.
- Recognize how the power of the police is constrained.
- Identify the challenges facing the U.S. court system.
- Name some services that victim–witness programs provide.
- Compare and contrast the two prison systems that emerged in the United States during the first half of the 19th century.
- Describe the connection between diversion programs and labeling theory.