Course Number(s): H408231
Length: 1 Semester (2 Credits)
This course is an introduction to law and the criminal justice system in America. The structure of the criminal justice system will be studied in relation to the larger social and cultural context. Specific topics will be discussed in relation to the larger and social and cultural context. Specific topics will include criminal law and values, crimes against persons, law enforcement, courts, community corrections/prison systems and juvenile justice. Guest speakers will bring their expertise and knowledge to class discussions.