CRIM 601 - Survey of the Criminal Justice System

(3 hours) Prerequisites: Nine (9) hours of undergraduate coursework in criminal justice, or concurrent enrollment in CRIM 590, or successful completion of CRIM 590. A survey of the critical issues in the administration of the criminal justice system. Topics include: the historical development of the American criminal justice system; the discretionary decision-making point in the administration of justice; and current issues and trends of the three major components of the system—law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. Also included are historic and contemporary criminological research and analysis.

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