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Winter 1990


Course syllabus for CJUS 310 Criminal Justice Organization and Process

Course description: This course is designed primarily to help the student understand the criminal justice system - the process by which society identifies, accuses, tries, convicts and punishes offenders against the norms of the society as expressed in the laws of the United States. We will explore trends in crime, types of crime, legal processes, policing, courts, corrections, and juvenile problems. Various issues will be discussed such as protection of society vs. individual constitutional rights; police discretion vs. discrimination; right to treatment vs. incarceration; deinstitutionalization vs. institutionalization, etc.