Introduction to Criminal Justice
Course Description:A study of the history, philosophy, ethics, development, and objectives of the criminal justice systems. The organization and administration of local, state and federal criminal justice agencies are emphasized. Professional career opportunities are surveyed.
Virginia “Ginger” Hicks, J.D.
Terri Whitehead, M.S
Lynn, Wimberly, M.S.
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Schmalleger, Frank J. Criminal Justice: A Brief Intro. (Loose). 13th Edition. New York: Pearson, 2020. Print. ISBN: 9780135208984
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
SS-01.0 Discuss the Criminal Justice System
SS-07.0 Describe and discuss the Field of Corrections
SS-08.0 Describe and discuss the Field of Criminal Law
SS-12.0 Demonstrate oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
SS-13.0 Demonstrate basic computer skills and competency in common software applications
Course-level learning outcomes:
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SS-08.06, SS-12.0, SS-13.0
|Tests, Quizzes, Cumulative Final Exam, Reports|
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
- Read all assigned materials
- Attend and participate in class discussions
- Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures
All courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations, and or classroom discussions. Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.
- Audio Visual
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