Century College

Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (in session)
#: 1LEF-0038   ID:    Section: 1  
This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system in US society, including the philosophy, history, organization, and function of the police, courts, and corrections.  Sociological perspectives are applied to an analysis of crime and victimization, ethics, and the concept of justice.  Topics include foundations of crime; justice and law; federal, tribal and state elements; victimization; victim rights; crime statistics and the extent of crime; police issues; juvenile justice system; juvenile delinquency; court systems; corrections, community corrections; professional career opportunities; and future trends.
Major Content
  • Causes of crime
  • Constitutional issues
  • Criminal law
  • Current Issues
  • Defining and measuring crime
  • Juvenile justice
  • Law enforcement and policing
  • Prisons and jails
  • Probation and community corrections
  • Punishment and sentencing
  • System overview: crime and punishment
  • Terrorism
  • Laws and rights
  • Courts and trials
  • Legal terms
Bring to Class:
You must receive prior approval to enroll in this course.  For information concerning this program, contact lawenforcement@century.edu

You will have 6 months from the date of enrollment to complete this course.   Note that you can work online at anytime; disregard timeframe noted in schedule.

SPECIAL NOTICE: You will need Internet connection and an email address.  Approximately one day prior to the start of class, you will receive a user name, password, and login instructions via email to access the D2L Brightspace for CECT system for coursework and chats.
Varied Schedule
12:00 AM
Contact Hours:
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
1/1/2021   12:00AM - 11:45PM Self-paced - Register Anytime
1/4/2021   12:00AM - 12:30AM Self-paced - Register Anytime
6/30/2021   12:00AM - 11:45PM Self-paced - Register Anytime