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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 20, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CJ& 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

5 credits
Overview of the criminal justice system and its basic policies, institutions, and dilemmas, examining the role of police, courts, and corrections. Students analyze sociological theories and perspectives to issues in law enforcement, adjudication, and corrections.

Prerequisites: ENGL 093 .

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Discuss the nature of justice, and list various types of justice
  • Describe the process of American criminal justice, including the stages of criminal case processing
  • Recognize the major sources of crime data, their uses and limitations
  • Explain the role of policing in a modern society
  • Explain the nature of due process and the specific constitutional amendments upon which due process guarantees are based
  • Explain the differences between the federal and state court systems
  • Describe criminal court systems and adversarial concepts
  • Describe correctional systems and list the purposes of punishment
  • List the basic differences between juvenile and adult systems