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COURSE PROFILE SHEET
CRJ 101 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
LEARNING OUTCOMES/COMPETENCIES
LEARNING OUTCOMES/COMPETENCIES
The student can:
1. Describe the process of American criminal justice, including
the stages of criminal case processing.
2. Explain the meaning of due process of law, and identify where
due process guarantees can be found in the American legal
system.
3. Explain how multiculturalism and diversity present special
challenges to, and opportunities for, the American system of
criminal justice..
4. Name and describe the two major national crime data–
gathering programs in the United States today.
5. Identify the various categories or types of law, and explain the
purpose of each.
6. List and describe the five categories of crime.
7. Discuss the four broad categories of criminal defenses that our
legal system recognizes.
8. Explain the police mission in democratic societies.
9. List and describe the three major levels of public law
enforcement in the United States today.
10. Explain how the Bill of Rights and democratically inspired
legal restraints help to protect personal freedoms in our
society.
11. Describe the changed role of American police in the post-9/11
environment.
12. Describe the development of the American court system.
13. Describe the five goals of contemporary criminal sentencing.
14. Discuss the major characteristics and purpose of today’s
prisons.
15. Explain the role that jails play in American corrections, and
discuss the issues that jail administrators currently face.
Number of semesters of Law Enforcement Services
Dates:
Instructor’s comments and /or recommendations:
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