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Courses in Criminal Justice

CJ 160 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4)
This course examines the development and administration of criminal law and agencies (police, prosecutors, courts). There is an emphasis on criminal proceedings and their justification.

CJ 210 Issues in Policing (4)
This course will chronicle the history and development of law enforcement in the U.S. through
an examination of city, state, and federal agencies. Emphasis will be placed on understanding
the routine activities of police, and the policies, problems, and constitutional limits guiding law
enforcement.

CJ 310 Criminal Law (4)
This course provides an introduction to the legal dimensions of crime in the criminal justice
system. The focus is on substantive law emphasizing personal crimes with topics including the
constitutional context of criminal law and criminal responsibility and defense. Students will
develop skills in legal reasoning, research, and case analysis.