Criminal Justice-coas | Introduction to Criminal Justice
P100 | 1360 | Selke


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
bediscussed.  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 2 exams covering assigned
readings                and materials presented during class.  Exams will
include multiple-choice questions, short answer                items
and/or essays. 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, 5:45-
8:15P,                SY 105)
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 William Selke, Criminal Justice
Department