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01:202:201 Introduction to Criminal Justice
Description: Societal responses to people and organizations that violate criminal codes; police, courts, juries, prosecutors, defense and correctional agencies, and the standards and methods used to respond to crime and criminal offenders; social forces that affect the evolution of criminal laws.
 
Prerequisites: None
Course Synopsis:

Professor SZEJNER, Section 01: This course provides an introduction, overview, and survey of the American criminal justice system and its subsystems- police, courts, juvenile justice, corrections, and victim witness assistance. The class will examine the role, development, policies and management of the different public agencies and organizations that constitute the criminal justice system. Emphasis is also placed on the study of current and future critical issues such as due process, discretion in the administration of justice, community policing, police ethics, domestic violence intervention, technology to combat crime, threat assessment protocols and counter terrorism strategies, and evidence based juvenile and adult offender institutional and community based treatment programs.  This is a core curriculum course and will be assessed as such.  The following are the two learning goals that Introduction to Criminal Justice satisfies: (1) student is able to identify and critically assess ethical issues in social science and history, and (2) student is able to apply concepts about human and social behavior to particular questions or situations.

Professor DONNELLY, Section 03: This course provides an introduction, overview, and survey of the American criminal justice system and its subsystems – police, courts, juvenile justice, corrections, and victim/witness assistance. We will examine the role, development, policies and management of the different public agencies and organizations that constitute the criminal justice system. Emphasis is also placed on the study of current and future critical issues such as due process, discretion in the administration of justice, community policing, police ethics, domestic violence intervention, probation and parole effectiveness and correctional issues. At the completion of this course, students are responsible for: (1) an increased knowledge of the criminal justice system, (2) an increased understanding of the current initiatives in the criminal justice system, and (3) the additional topics that are covered separate from the book.

Professor PAOLILLO, Section 04: This course is an introduction to the criminal justice system in the United States.  It includes the study of crime and the elements that comprise the criminal justice system: the police, the courts and corrections and victim assistance.  We will examine the role, development, policies and management of the different public agencies and organizations that constitute the criminal justice system. Emphasis is also placed on the study of current and future critical issues such as due process, discretion in the administration of justice, community policing, police ethics, domestic violence intervention, probation and parole effectiveness and correctional issues. The goal of this course is to provide the student with an overall understanding of the criminal justice system.

Professor YUZUK, Section 05: This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system.  The class will concentrate on important legal terms and concepts. We will examine state and federal court system and we will learn about relevant US Supreme Court decisions. Major emphasis will be placed on police, courts, juvenile and adult probation, Drug Court, Intensive Supervision Probation, Corrections and Parole. Students will gain a better understanding of the current and future critical issues such as Criminal Justice and Mental Illness, Drug addiction, and the treatment of Veterans. It will review the options available and resources provided by the state. Encompassing both the foundation of American Criminal Justice and each stage after arrest including due process will fully describe all aspects including helping the community and preventing recidivism.

Professor ZGOBA, Section 90: **This course is ONLINE.** This course covers the societal responses to people and organizations that violate criminal codes; the police, courts, juries, prosecutors, defense and correctional agencies; the standards and methods used to respond to crime and criminal offenders; and the social pressures that enhance or impair the improvement of criminal laws. At the completion of the course, students are expected to have a sustained understanding of law enforcement, the court system and the correctional system.  This class is completely online and will include multiple interactive tasks during the weekly modules.

 
Current Syllabus:

Fall 2017 SZEJNER
Fall 2017 DONNELLY
Fall 2017 PAOLILLO
Fall 2017 YUZUK
Fall 2017 ZGOBA

 
Previous Syllabi:

Spring 2017 PAOLILLO
Spring 2017 DONNELLY
Spring 2017 SZEJNER
Spring 2017 YUZUK
Spring 2017 ZGOBA
Fall 2016 PAOLILLO
Fall 2016 DONNELLY
Fall 2016 SZEJNER
Fall 2016 SOTO
Fall 2016 ZGOBA
Spring 2016 PAOLILLO

Spring 2016 DONNELLY
Spring 2016 SZEJNER
Spring 2016 YUZUK
Spring 2016 ZGOBA
Fall 2015 SZEJNER

Fall 2015 DONNELLY
Fall 2015 PAOLILLO
Fall 2015 YUZUK
Fall 2015 ZGOBA
Summer 2015 DONNELLY
Spring 2015 PAOLILLO

Spring 2015 DONNELLY
Spring 2015 SZEJNER
Spring 2015 DESIRE
Spring 2015 ZGOBA
Fall 2014 SZEJNER: Section 01
Fall 2014 DONNELLY
FALL 2014 SZEJNER: Section 04
Fall 2014 YUZUK
Fall 2014 ZGOBA
Summer 2014 DONNELLY
Spring 2014 DONNELLY

Spring 2014 LOSACCO
Spring 2014 SZEJNER
Spring 2014 DONNELLY
Fall 2013 SZEJNER
Fall 2013 DONNELLY
Fall 2013 LOSACCO
Fall 2013 MUNI
Summer 2013 LOSACCO
Spring 2013 DONNELLY
Spring 2013 LOSACCO
Spring 2013 SZEJNER
Spring 2013 DESIRE
Fall 2012 SZEJNER
Fall 2012 DONNELLY
Fall 2012 LOSACCO
Fall 2012 ZGOBA

 

 


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