This curriculum introduces the fundamentals of the ever-expanding career of criminal justice. By examining the laws, trial processes, types of crime, and types of counsel, as well as an overview of the legislative process and the courts, the student will gain a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system.


Ch.1 – Introduction to Law and History of Law
Ch.2 – United States Constitution
Ch.3 – Legislative Process and the Courts
Ch.4 – The Trial Process
Ch.5 – Crime
Ch.6 – Legal Counsel and the Criminal Justice Process
Ch.7 – Review and Final


1. To acquire an informed understanding of the basic components of justice processes
2. To recognize the major sources of crime data, and their uses and limitations
3. To examine the historical evolution of the role of policing in a modern society
4. To examine criminal court systems and adversarial concepts
5. To examine correctional systems and the purposes of punishment
6. To appreciate the basic differences between juvenile and adult systems
7. To appreciate emerging and international forms of justice