Criminal Justice-COAS | Introduction to Criminal Justice
P100 | 2735 | Chermak
This course provides an introduction to the criminal justice system.
It is a required course for all criminal justice majors, and it also
fills distribution requirements. One of the primary goals of this
course is to provide a general understanding of how the criminal
justice system responds to crime in society. To accomplish this
we will examine how criminal cases are processed in the criminal
justice system. We will also examine how external forces, such as
political decisions, can influence criminal justice decision-making.
Finally, we will examine how the society's response to crime has
evolved over time.
Readings: To be announced.
Class Meeting: Monday and Wednesday 1:25-2:15
Instructor: Professor Steven Chermak, criminal justice department