JUSTICE, LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY

JLC-104
Introduction to Systems of Justice (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

An overview of the formal mechanisms of social control as manifested by the components of the criminal justice system (legislatures, planning agencies, law enforcement, courts, and corrections), civil justice systems, and such other mechanisms as civil commitment. Alternatives to formal processing including diversion, pretrial screening and dispute-settlement programs. Usually offered every term.