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1.CJS 200 Course Syllabus.pdf
2.CJS 200 Week 1-DQ 1.doc
3.CJS 200 Week 1-DQ 2.doc
4.CJS 200 Week 2-Assignment - Inside Criminal Law.doc
5.CJS 200 Week 2-Checkpoint - Causation of Crime.doc
6.CJS 200 Week 2-Checkpoint - Causation of Crime Collaboration Activity.doc
7.CJS 200 Week 3-Checkpoint - Law Enforcement Agencies.doc
8.CJS 200 Week 3-DQ 1.doc
9.CJS 200 Week 3-DQ 2.doc
10.CJS 200 Week 4-Assignment - The Rules of Law Enforcement.doc
11.CJS 200 Week 4-Checkpoint - Terrorism and Cyber Crime.doc
12.CJS 200 Week 5-Checkpoint - Responsibilities of State and Federal Courts.doc
13.CJS 200 Week 5-DQ 1.doc
14.CJS 200 Week 5-DQ 2.doc
15.CJS 200 Week 6-Assignment - The Effects of Punishment and Sentencing.doc
16.CJS 200 Week 6-Checkpoint - Pretrial Procedures.pptx
17.CJS 200 Week 7-Checkpoint - Intermediate Sanctions.doc
18.CJS 200 Week 7-DQ 1.doc
19.CJS 200 Week 7-DQ 2.doc
20.CJS 200 Week 8-Assignment - The Prison System.doc
21.CJS 200 Week 8-Checkpoint - Jails.doc
22.CJS 200 Week 8-Checkpoint - Prison Populations.doc
23.CJS 200 Week 9-Capstone DQ.doc
24.CJS 200 Week 9-Final Project - The Criminal Justice System.pptx
25.CJS 200 Week 1-Checkpoint - Models of the Criminal Justice System.doc
 
 
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CJS 200
CJS 200
Foundations of the Criminal Justice
System
Version 2 8/06/07
CJS 200 Foundations of the Criminal Justice System
Course Syllabus CJS 200
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Course Syllabus
Course Title: CJS 200—Foundations of the Criminal Justice System
Required Texts
Gaines, L. & Miller, R. L. (2006). Criminal justice in action: The core (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA:
Thomson/Wadsworth. ISBN: 0-495-00305-4.
Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook, available online at
https://axiaecampus.phoenix.edu/Writing_Style_Handbook_AxiaUOP.pdf
Electronic Resources
Please Note: All required text and materials are found on the aXcess course page. The aXcess
page can be accessed through the Axia College of University of Phoenix Student and Faculty
Web site at https://axiaecampus.phoenix.edu/
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Course Overview
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is an introduction to the foundational elements of the criminal justice system.
Students examine this system from its influential past, to its multi-faceted present, to its theorized
future. This course gives the student an interactive pathway through the laws that protect the
system, through the people that enforce the system, and through the courts that govern this
system. It also provides an overview of the correctional systems and their impact and roles in
American society. Other topics include crime causation, terrorism, and cybercrime-related issues.
TOPICS AND OBJECTIVES
The Criminal Justice System
· Discuss the definition of crime in relation to the consensus and conflict models.
· Describe the structure of the criminal justice system.
· Compare the two models of the criminal justice system.
Inside Criminal Law
· Relate theories of crime causation to major criminal trends.
· Describe the written sources of American criminal law.
· Identify justification and excuse defenses.
· Describe procedural safeguards in criminal law.
Police and Law Enforcement
· Discuss the three eras of American policing and their significance in society.
· Describe the role and importance of law enforcement agencies.
· Discuss the role of private security in society.
Rules of Law Enforcement
· Discuss the implications of the Fourth Amendment in relation to terrorism and cyber crime.
· Analyze the two legal concepts of the Fourth Amendment.
· Assess the conditions of a proper arrest.
Criminal Courts
· Describe the responsibilities of the state and federal courts.
· Identify the roles and responsibilities of judges.
· Identify the roles and responsibilities of the attorneys within the courtroom.
Criminal Trials and Sentencing
· Describe the factors and procedures leading to bench and jury trials.
· Explain the role and importance of the Sixth Amendment.
· Describe the factors and purpose of sentencing.
· Analyze the debate of capital punishment and its significance in society.
Probation and Corrections
· Analyze the justification for community corrections.
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· Discuss the importance and effects of probation.
· Explain the purpose and function of intermediate sanctions.
Prisons and Jails
· Analyze the impact of the Great Penitentiary Rivalry on the current prison system.
· Describe possible causes of the prison population bomb.
· Compare and contrast publicly funded and privately funded prisons.
· Describe the purpose of jails in society.
The Criminal Justice System in Action
· Discuss career opportunities within the criminal justice field.
· Outline the foundations of the criminal justice system.
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Point Values for Course Assignments
Week One: The Criminal Justice System
Discussion Questions 10
Participation 10
CheckPoint: Models of the Criminal Justice System 30
Week Two: Inside Criminal Law
CheckPoint: Causation of Crime 20
CheckPoint: Causation of Crime Collaboration Activity 10
Assignment: Inside Criminal Law 100
Week Three: Police and Law Enforcement
Discussion Questions 10
Participation 10
CheckPoint: Law Enforcement Agencies 30
Week Four: Rules of Law Enforcement
CheckPoint: Terrorism and Cyber Crime 30
Assignment: The Rules of Law Enforcement 100
Week Five: Criminal Courts
Discussion Questions 10
Participation 10
CheckPoint: Responsibilities of State and Federal Courts 30
Week Six: Criminal Trials and Sentencing
CheckPoint: Pretrial Procedures 30
Assignment: The Effects of Punishment and Sentencing 100
Week Seven: Probation and Corrections
Discussion Questions 10
Participation 10
CheckPoint: Intermediate Sanctions 30
Week Eight: Prisons and Jails
CheckPoint: Prison Populations 15
CheckPoint: Jails 15
Assignment: The Prison System 100
Week Nine: The Criminal Justice System in Action
Capstone Discussion Question 20
Participation 10
Final Project: The Criminal Justice System 250
Point Totals 1,000
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Policies and Procedures
Online Weekly Schedule
The class week begins on Monday. Notice the schedule refers to “Day 1,” etc. For time
management and scheduling purposes, keep the following in mind:
Day 1–Monday
Day 2–Tuesday
Day 3–Wednesday
Day 4–Thursday
Day 5–Friday
Day 6–Saturday
Day 7–Sunday
For example, when an assignment is due on Day 5, it must be posted no later than midnight
Arizona time (MST) on Friday of that week.
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