CCJ 1020 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
(3 Credit Hours)
This course defines the components of criminal justice and their responsibilities. The course identifies problems that keep the criminal justice system from functioning effectively and efficiently and explains the functions and procedures of the uniform crime reporting system. It includes information that contrasts present criminal justice concepts and practices with their historical precedents and describes the procedures offenders undergo in their progression through the system. This course explains the duties of the bailiff, witness and defendant, addresses notification and scheduling for court, and evaluates the present value of the Peelian principles.
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