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CJ100 Intro to Criminal Justice 4 credits

This survey course is designed to provide students with a general introduction to the concepts, phenomenon, and issues of concern in the scientific study of crime, criminal justice agencies and criminal justice practices. It provides the student with an overview of the nature, dynamics, etiological theories of crime and criminal behavior; it also seeks to establish a rudimentary level of understanding of the major issues of concern in criminal justice and the major agencies. Special emphasis is given to current research findings in crime policy and criminal practice.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.