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Introduction to Criminal Justice

An introductory survey of the American criminal justice system. Discussion of the police, defense and prosecuting attorneys, courts, institutional corrections, community-based corrections, and the juvenile justice system. The definition and the measurement of crime, and various efforts to explain the causes of crime. General issues for consideration include discretion in the administration of criminal justice; due process; and contemporary change in the American criminal justice system.

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Introduction to Criminal Justice

The student will examine the roles and functions of institutions within the criminal justice system at the federal, state, and local levels. Emphasis is placed on interactions between the police, the courts, the correctional institutions at the local level, and the influence of these institutions on the quality of life in the South Bronx community.

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Introduction to Criminal Justice

A survey of the institutions and processes of the criminal justice system. Special emphasis on police, courts, and corrections.