Introduction to Criminal Justice This is a Texas Common Course Number.This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD. Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading. Course Description: This course is a study of history and philosophy of criminal justice including ethical considerations. Topics include the definition of crime, the nature and
impact of crime, an overview of the criminal justice system, law enforcement, court system, prosecution and defense, trial process, and corrections. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4301045124
*Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2016. (Original) | (Changes)
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.