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Number:CJ121
Name:Intro. to Criminal Justice
Description:This introductory course is designed to provide the student an introduction to the structure and operation of law enforcement, prosecution, the courts, and corrections. Subject areas to be covered will include knowledge of terminology, classification systems, trends and theories of criminal justice.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every fall semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

"Identify the major goals of the criminal justice system to include: guaranteeing due process, crime prevention, protection of life and property, apprehension of the offender, enforcement of the law, and equal justice."
List and explain the major components of the criminal justice system.
Discuss the major agencies within each of the criminal justice system components.
"Identify the primary function, jurisdiction and area of potential mutual assistance between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies."
Define the typical series of events involved in the detection and prosecution of a crime.
Define key terms related to the processing of criminal defendants.
"Identify the divisions of the Maine Court System, their functions and methods for appeal."
Identify the major elements of court procedure for trying and sentencing criminal offenders.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 Bundle: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Loose-Leaf Version 9781337494267 Siegel 16TH CENGAGE Dyer $122 $0 $0
F 2016 (none) Ochs $0 $0 $0
F 2016 AMER.SYS.OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 9781305633742 COLE 15TH 17 CENGAGE L Ochs $258 $0 $158 $0
F 2016 (none) Marsolais $0 $0 $0
F 2016 (none) Marsolais $0 $0 $0
F 2016 CRIMINAL JUSTICE-MINDTAP 1 TERM ACCESS 9781305508712 SIEGEL 10TH 17 CENGAGE L Marsolais $68 $0 $0 $0
F 2016 "Bundle: Essentials of Criminal Justice, Loose-leaf Version, 9781337572217 SIEGEL 10TH CENGAGE Marsolais $107 $0 $0 $0
F 2016 (none) Massey $0 $0 $0
F 2016 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION (CLOTH) 9780495812456 GAINES 6TH 11 CENGAGE L Massey $0 $90 $70 $0
F 2015 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION (CLOTH) 9780495812456 GAINES 6TH 11 CENGAGE L Massey $0 $90 $0
F 2015 FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 9780199374335 OWEN 2ND 15 OXF Marsolais $94 $0 $0
F 2015 FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 9780199374335 OWEN 2ND 15 OXF Marsolais $94 $0 $0
F 2015 FOUNDATIONS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 9780199374335 OWEN 2ND 15 OXF Ochs $94 $0 $0
S 2015 (none) Hebert $0 $0 $0
F 2014 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION (CL) 9781111835576 GAINES 7TH 13 Marsolais $0 $140 $0
F 2014 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION (CLOTH) 9780495812456 GAINES 6TH 11 Massey $0 $100 $0
F 2014 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION (CLOTH) 9780495812456 GAINES 6TH 11 Giorgetti $0 $100 $0
F 2014 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION (CLOTH) 9780495812456 GAINES 6TH 11 Giorgetti $0 $100 $0
F 2013 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION (CLOTH) 9780495812456 GAINES 6TH 11 Massey $0 $0 $0
F 2013 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION (CLOTH) 9780495812456 GAINES 6TH 11 Dyer $0 $0 $0
F 2013 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION (CLOTH) 9780495812456 GAINES 6TH 11 Giorgetti $0 $0 $0
F 2013 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION (CLOTH) 9780495812456 GAINES 6TH 11 Giorgetti $0 $0 $0
F 2012 Criminal Justice in Action (Cloth) 978-0-495-81245-6 Gaines, Larry K. 6TH 11 Wadsworth, Inc Giorgetti $210 $157 $0
F 2012 Criminal Justice in Action (Cloth) 978-0-495-81245-6 Gaines, Larry K. 6TH 11 Wadsworth, Inc Giorgetti $210 $157 $0
F 2012 Criminal Justice in Action (Cloth) 978-0-495-81245-6 Gaines, Larry K. 6TH 11 Wadsworth, Inc Giorgetti $210 $157 $0
F 2012 Criminal Justice in Action (Cloth) 978-0-495-81245-6 Gaines, Larry K. 6TH 11 Wadsworth, Inc Massey $210 $157 $0
F 2011 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-81102-5 GAINES 6 WAD Giorgetti $149 $112
F 2011 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-81102-5 GAINES 6 WAD Giorgetti $149 $112
F 2011 Criminal Justice in Action 9780495812456 Gaines 6th Wadsworth Dyer $0 $0
F 2011 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-81102-5 GAINES 6 WAD Dyer $149 $112
F 2011 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-81102-5 GAINES 6 WAD Giorgetti $149 $112
F 2010 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-09342-4 GAINES 4 WAD Giorgetti $160 $120
F 2010 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-09342-4 GAINES 4 WAD Giorgetti $160 $120
F 2009 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-09342-4 GAINES CRIMINAL 4 WAD Giorgetti $160 $120
F 2009 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-09342-4 GAINES 4 CENGAGE LEARNING Giorgetti $160 $120
F 2009 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-09342-4 GAINES 4 WAD Giorgetti $160 $120
F 2008 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-09342-4 GAINES 4 CENGAGE LEARNING Giorgetti $118 $89
F 2007 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO GAINES 4 WAD Giorgetti $118 $89
F 2007 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO GAINES 4 WAD Giorgetti $118 $89
F 2005 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION-TEXT (PAPER) GAINES 3RD 05 Giorgetti $88 $66
F 2005 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION-TEXT (PAPER) GAINES 3RD 05 Giorgetti $88 $66
F 2005 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION-TEXT (PAPER) GAINES 3RD 05 Giorgetti $88 $66
F 2005 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION-TEXT (PAPER) GAINES 3RD 05 Giorgetti $88 $66
F 2003 Criminal Justice in Action 0534572480 Gaines 2 Thomson Giorgetti $0 $0
F 2002 Criminal Justice in Action 0534572480 Gaines 2nd Thomson Giorgetti $76 $57
F 2001 Criminal Justice In Action-W/Cd 0-534-56808-4 Gaines Thomson Giorgetti $82 $62
F 2000 Intro. to Law Enforcement & Criminal Justi 0-398-05503-3 Day Thoma Giorgetti $35 $26