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COURSE NUMBER: CRIM100
COURSE TITLE:Introduction to Criminal Justice
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S): CRJ 901
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Traces the historical development and the relationship between law enforcement and society; examines the functions and jurisdictions of various agencies.

PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL121.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
This course integrates and reinforces policy implications, concepts, computer application and web based reinforcement to strategies that will guide a student to:

1. Discuss the development of law enforcement from its early origin to present day.
2. Discuss what the criminal justice response to crime entails in the United States.
3. Discuss the nature of crime measurement, theories, and the criminal law that addresses crime.
4. Discuss the components and operation of the criminal justice system.


TOPICAL OUTLINE:
1. Crime and Justice in the United States
2. Crime and its Consequences
3. Explaining Crime
4. The Rule of Law
5. History and Structure of Law Enforcement
6. Policing America
7. Institutional Corrections
8. Sentencing, Appeals, and the Death Penalty


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Bohm & Haley. Introduction to Criminal Justice. 6th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

EVALUATION:
Evaluation of student is based on the following:

1. Application of the criminological theories
2. Web based exercises, simulations, and assignments
3. Successful completion of chapter exams


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2010

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