CRIM 250. Introduction to the Criminal Justice System.
(3-0-3); I, II.
This course introduces students to the current structure and functioning of the criminal justice system in the U.S. from arrest, district attorney's discretionary authority in charging, indictments, conviction, sentencing, and the appeals process. Students are provided with a brief history of the American criminal justice system including policing, the courts, and the correctional system.