2019-2020 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Nov 30, 2020  
2019-2020 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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A J 21 Criminal Justice in Society


Units: 3
Advisories: ENG 1A Reading and Composition  with a grade of “C” or better and ability to read at the 12th grade level.
This course introduces students to the characteristics of the criminal justice system in the United States. Focus is placed on examining crime measurement, theoretical explanations of crime, responses to crime, components of the system, and current challenges to the system. The course examines the evolution of the principles and approaches utilized by the justice system and the evolving forces which have shaped those principals and approaches. Although justice structure and process is examined in a cross cultural context, emphasis is placed on the US justice system, particularly the structure and function of US police, courts, and corrections. Students are introduced to the origins and development of criminal law, legal process, and sentencing and incarceration policies. (UC, CSU, C-ID AJ 110)



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