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AJS 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: AJS 1101
AGEC: Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: History and philosophy of the criminal justice system. Topics covered include organization and jurisdiction of local, state, and federal law enforcement, and the judicial and correctional systems. Also covered are career opportunities and qualifying requirements, and terminology and constitutional precedence. Prerequisite or corequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the historical development, organization, functions and jurisdiction of each component of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections. (CLSO 1,2,4)
2. (Comprehension Level) Discuss crime in America in the context of social, political, geographic, and legal environments. (CLSO 1,2,3,4)
3. (Analysis Level) Examine current events throughout the course to illustrate current criminal justice practices. (CLSO 1,2,3,4)
4. (Knowledge Level) List key terms associated with the criminal justice system. (CLSO 1,3)
5. (Analysis Level) Diagram the criminal justice process, including the state and federal court system. (CLSO 1,2,3,4)
6. (Analysis Level) Categorize the goals of the criminal justice system. (CLSO 1,2,3,4)
7. (Evaluation Level) Assess critical issues in criminal justice. (CLSO 1,2,3,4)
8. (Comprehension Level) Identify and discuss future trends in criminal justice. (CLSO 1,2,3,4)
9. (Evaluation Level) Critique the efficiency and effectiveness of the three components of the criminal justice system. (CLSO 1,2,3,4)
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