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ADMJ 100 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

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Administration of Justice - Public Safety Training Courses (AJPS)

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This course examines the evolution of the principles and approaches used by the justice system and the changing forces which have shaped them. Students are introduced to the origins and development of criminal law, legal processes, and sentencing and incarceration policies. Discussion points will include components and characteristics of the criminal justice system, theoretical explanations of crime, responses to and measurement of crime, and current challenges to the system.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5b, E5d
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC (IGETC Area 4)
C-ID: AJ 110