CJS 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice and the Law

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course provides a general introduction to the Criminal Justice system and the career opportunities that exist in this field. In addition students will be presented with an overview of the history, purposes, and effectiveness of Federal and State criminal law the various aspects of criminal justice. Topics include identification of the elements of a crime and an examination of specific types of crimes and their assigned penalties. (F, Sp, Su)