cjs201 | undergraduate
Introduction To Criminal Justice
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
topic title goes here
- Summarize the distinction between jails and prisons, and indicate the importance of jails in the American correctional system.
- Indicate some of the reasons for violent behavior in prisons.
- Explain the justifications for community-based corrections programs.
- Describe prison culture and subculture.
- Identify types of prisons.
- Compare and contrast parole and probation and the conditions that accompany each.
- Describe truth-in-sentencing laws and their goals.
The Criminal Justice System
- Describe governmental structure and its relationship to criminal justice.
- Describe the two most common models of how society determines which acts are criminal.
- Identify instruments for measuring crime.
- Describe the components of the criminal justice system and the criminal justice process.
- Examine the differences between major crime reporting.
- Identify choice theories of crime and their underlying assumptions.
- Define crime and its relationship to law.
The Police and Law Enforcement
- Describe the historical development of police agencies and their jurisdiction.
- List five main types of law enforcement agencies and the various law enforcement agencies under the control of the new Department of Homeland Security.
- 2.3 List three primary purposes of police patrol.
- Outline four major sources that may provide probable cause.
- Recognize the role of the police in contemporary society and be familiar with concepts such as community policing.
- Examine the issues facing police departments in society today.
- Outline the dual court system in the United States.
- Examine the differences among members of the courtroom work group.
- Identify the steps involved in the pretrial criminal process.
- Explain how a prosecutor screens potential cases.
- List the six basic steps of an appeal.
- Compare and contrast the five basic philosophical reasons for sentencing criminals.
- Define the six forms of punishment.
- Describe the historical development of U.S. courts.
- Identify the variables that correlate with juvenile crime rates.
- Distinguish cybercrime from traditional crime.
- Define delinquency and status offenses.
- Compare and contrast the four major differences between juvenile courts and adult courts.
- Explain the activities and purposes of most hackers.
Please ask about these special rates:
Teacher Rate: For some courses, special tuition rates are available for current, certified P-12 teachers and administrators. Please speak with an Enrollment Representative today for more details.
Military Rate: For some courses, special tuition rates are available for active duty military members and their spouses. Please speak with an Enrollment Representative today for more details.
The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.