Introduction to Criminal Justice
When you study Introduction to Criminal Justice, you will explore the past, present, and future of the American criminal justice system, but this is more than just a survey course. You’ll interpret crime statistics, study police training, and illustrate how a court case moves through the system. Find out how laws are created, how the court system operates, and how the American correctional system has changed over time. Take on thorny, contemporary issues like the role of legal precedent, the death penalty, prison life, and the juvenile justice system.
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* A 3-credit StraighterLine course is estimated to require approximately 75 hours of study time. Dedicating 17-20 hours per week should allow a student to finish within a single month subscription. That estimate is not guaranteed, and individual experience may differ.