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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

Units: 3
Survey of the various components of the American criminal justice system, emphasizing police, courts and corrections. An historical, analytical overview.

Possible Instructional Methods: Hybrid or Online Asynchronous.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Examine the historical evolution of the three components of the criminal justice system;
  2. Explain and analyze the relationships between law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections;
  3. Explain the processes associated with moving an accused through the criminal justice system from arrest to adjudication;
  4. Understand crime rates, crime indices, and recidivism rates;
  5. Identify career options in the criminal justice field.

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