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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
F 2012 Criminal Justice in Action (Cloth) 0-495-81245-5 Gaines, Larry K. 6TH 11 Wadsworth, Inc
F 2011 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-81102-5 GAINES 6 WAD
F 2011 Criminal Justice in Action 0495812455 Gaines 6th Wadsworth
F 2010 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-09342-4 GAINES 4 WAD
F 2009 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-09342-4 GAINES 4 CENGAGE LEARNING
F 2009 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-09342-4 GAINES 4 WAD
F 2009 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-09342-4 GAINES CRIMINAL 4 WAD
F 2008 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO 0-495-09342-4 GAINES 4 CENGAGE LEARNING
F 2007 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTIO GAINES 4 WAD
F 2005 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION-TEXT (PAPER) GAINES 3RD 05
F 2003 Criminal Justice in Action 0534572480 Gaines 2 Thomson
F 2002 Criminal Justice in Action 0534572480 Gaines 2nd Thomson
F 2001 Criminal Justice In Action-W/Cd 0-534-56808-4 Gaines Thomson
F 2000 Intro. to Law Enforcement & Criminal Justi 0-398-05503-3 Day Thoma
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