BCJ 2000: Introduction to Criminal Justice


Examines the past, present, and future of the American criminal justice system with emphasis on changing philosophies in the American system.


  1. Summarize the core segments of the U.S. criminal justice system and the interactions between each segment.
  2. Explain the evolution of the modern-day law enforcement system.
  3. Compare the sentencing and court structures of the American court system.
  4. Examine the role of the American correctional system to include probation, parole, and community corrections supervision models.
  5. Assess the role of homeland security in the 21st century American criminal justice system.
  6. Examine the use of technology in modern day criminal justice agencies.
  7. Compare the crime control model and due process model within the law enforcement system.




Criminal justice: A brief introduction (Rev: 11th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2016)
Author: Schmalleger, F.
ISBN: 978-0-13-359131-6
Price: $112.52

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