Course Syllabus

1. Crime and Justice in the United States

2. Crime and It’s Consequences

3. Explaining Crime

4. The Rule of Law

5. History and Structure of American
Law Enforcement

6. Policing: Roles, Styles, and Functions

7. Policing America: Issues and Ethics

8. The Administration of Justice

9. Sentencing, Appeals, and the Death
Penalty

10. Institutional Corrections

11. Prison Life, Inmate Rights, Release
and Recidivism

12. Community Corrections

13. Juvenile Justice

14.The Future of Criminal Justice in the
United States