CJS1100 Intro to American Criminal Justice

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits

Course Description:

An overview of the American criminal justice system covering the traditional topics of police, courts, and corrections, due process, search and seizure, coverage of plea bargaining, legal and ethical values, and capital punishment. The focus is on critical thinking approaches.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The goal is to embrace the true meaning of Christian citizenship and civic responsibility; students will have the opportunity to master the skillset for thriving in this sector as a leader for Christ. Learning to apply what is taught in the classroom to real life issues will allow the student to help others in the criminal justice field with an unbiased mind and thought process.

Why This Course Is Important:

Understanding the criminal justice system from the foundation creates a pathway for the student to learn the next courses in the program.