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CJ 130 – Law Enforcement in Criminal Justice



COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to “Law Enforcement in Criminal Justice”, a Bachelor Level course. I am pleased to instruct you in this course.

They call police officers the gate keepers of the criminal justice system because they decide to arrest a person based on probable cause or let them go. The police officer’s discretionary power is the deciding factor if a person starts their path down the criminal justice process or is simply let go. In this course you are going to learn the role police officers play in the criminal justice system.

TIME FRAME: This is a 4 semester hour course. The course and all exams and/or assignments must be completed within 15 weeks. Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded 4 semester hours of credit. You may accelerate and finish the course prior to the ten week mark, but not in less than four weeks.