Apr 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

CRJ 100 - Law and Order


Course Description: Every society has both formal and informal means of requiring people to follow its rules.  This course examines the criminal justice system and other mechanisms we rely on in the United States to discourage people from engaging in socially unacceptable behavior.  Current events and related topics will be used to explore the role and impact of public attitudes, political forces, and social institutions on maintaining order in a diverse society.


Corequisite(s): ENG 092
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Articulate the roles of the federal, state and local governments.
  • Describe the due process and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution and their impact on individual rights. 
  • Distinguish criminal law from civil law, and identify when they overlap.
  • Analyze the standards the courts use in determining whether, and in what manner, government agents may restrict freedoms. 
  • Evaluate whether a particular state or federal law is at risk of being found unconstitutional.

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