Cjs Syllabus Essay

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Course Syllabus ________________________________________________________ CJS 200 Foundations of the Criminal Justice System

Course Start Date: 08/01/2011 Group ID: AAGR0Z9835 Facilitator: Lee Rankin

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* Explain the differences between major crime-reporting programs in the United States. * Describe crime rates, arrest rates, and clearance rates in the United States.

Week Three: The Police: History and Agencies

* Describe the historical development of police agencies and their jurisdiction. * List five main types of law enforcement agencies and the various agencies under the control of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. * List three primary purposes of police patrol.

Week Four: Law Enforcement in Today’s Society

* Outline four major sources that may provide probable cause. * Describe the role of the police in contemporary society and in community policing. * Explain the issues facing police departments in today's society.

Week Five: Criminal Courts: History and Processes

* Outline the dual court system in the United States. * Describe the historical development of U.S. courts. * Identify the steps involved in the pretrial criminal process. * List the six basic steps of an appeal.

Week Six: Criminal Courts: Players and Sentencing

* Explain the differences among members of the courtroom work group. * Explain how a prosecutor screens potential cases. * Compare and contrast the four basic philosophical reasons for sentencing criminals. * Define the six forms of punishment.

Week Seven: Corrections, Part I

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