cpss210 | undergraduate
Introduction To Criminal Justice
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The Police and Law Enforcement
- Describe the main types of law enforcement agencies.
- Examine issues facing police departments in society today.
- Describe the historical development of police agencies and their jurisdiction.
- Outline the dual court system in the United States.
- Examine the differences among members of the courtroom work group.
- Compare the philosophical reasons for sentencing criminals.
- Define the forms of punishment.
- Describe truth-in-sentencing laws and their goals.
- Examine the different types of prisons.
- Explain the justifications for community-based corrections programs.
- Compare parole and probation and the conditions that accompany each.
- Describe prison culture and subculture.
- Describe the role of victims in the criminal justice system.
- Identify the community benefits of prevention efforts.
- Discuss recidivism and its effect on jail and prison populations.
- Explain the movement toward evidence-based practice in the criminal justice system.
The Criminal Justice System
- Define crime and its relationship to law.
- Describe governmental structure and its relationship to criminal justice.
- Identify choice theories of crime and their underlying assumptions.
- Identify components of the criminal justice system and the criminal justice process.
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