2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 24, 2020  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SOC 220 - The Criminal Justice System

(4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
This course provides an introduction to the criminal justice system. The primary goal of this course is to develop a general understanding of the criminal justice system’s response to crime in society. It is important to note the general theme of this course involves the delicate balance between community interests and individual rights that criminal justice decision making requires. This theme is explored by examining the criminal justice process in some detail, focusing on how the system is structured to respond to crime. This requires an understanding of the core elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.