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CMRJ 1100: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (3)

Course Description

An overview of the criminal justice system as it currently operates in its three major componnets: police, courts, corrections. A broad-based interdisciplinary perspective is employed to introduce the student to theories of crime and the process of criminal justice in modern America.

Texts

Title: Criminal Justice in America 
Edition: 4
Authors: G. F. Cole & C. E. Smith
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing, Belmont, CA
Year: 2005

Lecture Notes

1. Overview of the CJ System 
2. Understanding Crime 
3. Criminal Justice System and the Law 
4&5. Policing in America 
6. Policing and Law 
7. Police Issues and Trends 
8. Courts 
9. Court Processes 
10. Sentencing 
11. Penology 
12. Alternative Sanctions 
13. Prisons and Jails 
14. Release and supervisions 
15. Juvenile Justice

Syllabus

References

  • Messinger, S. L. (January 01, 1982). Introduction to the criminal justice system. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 73, 1, 406-408.
  • Ardley, J. (January 01, 2006). Criminal Justice: An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales.(Book review). International Review of Victimology, 13, 1, 119-120.
  • East, R. (January 01, 2006). Criminal Justice: An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales.(Book review). Law Teacher, 40, 3, 358-360.
  • Cheston, L. (March 01, 2007). Criminal Justice: An Introduction to Crime and the Criminal Justice System. Probation Journal, 54, 1, 85-86.
  • Criminal justice; an introduction to crime and the criminal justice system.(Brief Article)(Book Review). (January 01, 2007). Reference & Research Book News.
  • Petrila, J. (March 01, 2005). Introduction to this issue: diversion from the criminal justice system. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 23, 2, 161-162.
  • Davies, M., Croall, H., & Tyrer, J. (January 01, 2006). Criminal Justice 3rd Ed.: An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales. International Review of Victimology, 13, 1, 119-120. 

Book

  • Kerper, H. B., & Israel, J. H. (1979). Introduction to the criminal justice system. St. Paul: West Pub. Co.
  • Fitzgerald, M., & Muncie, J. (1983). System of justice: An introduction to the criminal justice system in England and Wales. Oxford, England: B. Blackwell.
  • United States. (1973). Criminal justice system. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
  • Silberman, C. E. (1978). Criminal violence, criminal justice. New York: Random House.
  • Stuntz, W. J. (2011). The collapse of American criminal justice. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
  • Hagan, F. E. (2008). Introduction to criminology: Theories, methods, and criminal behavior. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications.
  • Price, B. R., Baunach, P. J., & American Society of Criminology. (1980). Criminal justice research: New models and findings. Beverly Hills, Calif: Sage Publications.

Video

  • Cinema Guild. (1987). Criminal justice. New York, NY: Cinema Guild.
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