Criminal Justice-coas | Introduction to Criminal Justice
P100 | 1506 | Pettiway


This course is devoted to studying the structure and functions of the
criminal justice system. Attention will be given to the criminology
theory and legal principles that guide the justice system.  Police
operations, criminal court procedures, and programs in corrections
will also be discussed.  Our overriding objective will be to examine
how cultural, social and political factors influence the operations of
the justice system.

Readings:    Approximately 50 pages per week

Requirements:	There will be 1 exam covering assigned readings and
materials presented during class, and a term paper on some aspect of
the criminal justice system.  The remainder of your grade will be
based on written assignments dealing with one of the major topics in
the course.

Class Meeting:	One 150-minute seminar each week (M, 2:30 - 5:00P, SY
001)

Enrollment limited to Honors students only.  Obtain authorization from
Honors Division.

Course Will Satisfy:	CJUS core requirement
Course Will Satisfy:	Social\Historical Studies (Social Inquiry
distribution requirement)

Instructor:	  	Professor Leon Pettiway, Criminal Justice
Department