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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: CRJ                                     Course Number: 101                                    
Course Title: Introduction to Criminal Justice
Subject: Criminal Justice
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


An introductory survey of the American criminal justice system. Discussion of the police, defense and prosecuting attorneys, courts, institutional corrections, community-based corrections, and the juvenile justice system. The definition and the measurement of crime, and various efforts to explain the causes of crime. General issues for consideration include discretion in the administration of criminal justice; due process; and contemporary change in the American criminal justice system.

  • This course is the required prerequisite for all courses in the Criminal Justice major.

Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: