Online Introduction to Criminal Justice

Taking StraighterLine’s online criminal justice class is a low-cost way to quickly fulfill a common general education social sciences requirements. Most students can complete our Criminal Justice course within 4-6 weeks but many are able to finish it in less than 30 days. Our popular Criminal Justice class explores the past, present, and future of the American criminal justice system.

In this Criminal Justice course, students will start off exploring the history and types of law enforcement; structure of the court system; and the changing philosophies of the American correctional system. Students also examine the role of legal precedent, the death penalty, prison life, and the juvenile justice system.Other topics include the Industrial Revolution, Western movement, the Civil War, and how Reconstruction plans succeeded or failed.

For students who need additional help while taking Criminal Justice, online tutoring is included at no additional cost.

The StraighterLine Advantage

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  • eTextbooks now included for FREE!
  • Work at your own pace
  • Take your exam when you’re ready
  • Finish in less than 30 days*
  • No-fee transcripts and easy credit transfer
minus  Colleges & Universities
  • Lengthy application and delay to start
  • Conform to their schedule
  • No flexibility in exam schedule
  • Finish in 9 to 12 weeks
  • Complicated transcript process
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Buy the course and get a copy of ‘Introduction to Criminal Justice' at no additional cost

Enrolling in StraighterLine courses is now even more affordable, more convenient and faster with eTextbooks included at no additional cost. More information on StraighterLine eTextbooks

  1. 3Credits

    Introduction to Criminal Justice from McGraw Hill


    • Tutoring
    • Proctoring
    • CJ101 eTextbook (a $177.23 value)


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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.