Criminal Justice-COAS | Introduction to Criminal Justice
P100 | 1384 | Leana Allen


This course provides an introduction to the criminal justice system.
One of the primary goals of this course is to provide a general
understanding of how the criminal justice system works. To accomplish
this goal, we will examine the operational practices at the major
criminal justice decision-making stages (i.e., police, courts, and
corrections). We will focus on the definition of crime and how crime
has evolved through history, the role of police in apprehending and
processing offenders, the workings of the courts and the actors
(prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, etc.), and the correctional
system. There will be four exams throughout the semester (mostly
multiple choice and true/false) and three written assignments.
Students will also be required to submit brief written homework
related to issues raised in the discussion section.

Class meeting: Two 50-minute lectures and one 50-minute discussion
section each week(TR, 12:20-1:10P,  JH 124)

Course will satisfy: Social and historical studies requirement (SHSI)

Instructor:  Professor Leana Allen, criminal justice department