Tompkins Cortland Community College

CRJU105 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

This is an introductory study of the agencies and processes involved in the criminal justice system. Topics include the roles of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, criminal courts, the various components of corrections, and causes of crime. Roles and problems of criminal justice in a democratic society are analyzed, and emphasis is placed on the relationships among the major components of the system. Prerequisites: Prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 100 MATH 090, and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters