Jun 19, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

CRJ 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice


Course Description: This course surveys the contemporary criminal justice system and explores the history, development and role of the criminal justice system with emphasis on major systems of social control: the police, courts and corrections. This course is open to students in other academic programs.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the three major components of the Criminal Justice System: police, courts and corrections, and explain the role, functions, and responsibilities of each area.  
  • Compare and contrast criminal and civil law and the due process and crime control models of criminal justice and identify the major crime causation theories and explain their impact on criminal justice policy.
  • Discuss the impact of bias, discrimination, prejudice, and ethics on the CJ system and society. 
  • Form a research topic, pose research questions, evaluate potential research sources and use technology as a research and information gathering tool.
  • Develop and produce writings on criminal justice topics that demonstrate knowledge of content and ability to support individual opinions.     
  • Utilize career resources at MCC in order to prepare a career goal and the necessary plan to attain the goal and identify and describe general crime data as reflected in the UCR/NIBRS/NCVS, and compute rate, ratio, and percentages.  


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