CRJ 2000: Introduction to Criminal Justice


Examines the past, present, and future of the American criminal justice system with emphasis on changing philosophies in the American system.


  1. Identify the core segments of the U.S. criminal justice system and explain the interactions between each segment.
  2. Explain and discuss the evolution of the modern day law enforcement system.
  3. Compare and contrast the crime control model and due process model within the law enforcement system.
  4. Define and explain the role of criminal vs. civil cases within the court system.
  5. Compare and contrast court structures at the state and federal levels within the United States.
  6. Examine sentencing structures with the American court system.
  7. Compare and contrast the functions of jails and prisons in the American correctional system.
  8. Compare and contrast probation and parole community supervision models.
  9. Examine the use of technology in modern day criminal justice agencies.
  10. Evaluate the role of Homeland Security in the 21st Century American criminal justice system.


  1. ENG 1010


Criminal justice: A brief introduction (Rev: 12th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2018)
Author: Schmalleger, F.
ISBN: 9780134548623
Price: $164.19

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