Criminal Justice is an elective course designed to provide the student with a basic
understanding of the concepts, processes and institutions of the Criminal Justice system;
to provide an understanding and appreciation of how laws work to meet human problems;
and how interpretations of laws change to meet the needs of a changing social
order. This course will include such topics as the juvenile justice system, courts, law
enforcement, careers in criminal justice, corrections, and the background to the criminal
justice system. Note: In cooperation with Rio Salado Community College, the
student may enroll in the college course (LET109) to receive 2 college credits.