Intro to Criminal Justice – LETU CRIJ 1303 or Honors
The study of criminal justice includes the examination of laws, law enforcement agencies and functions, corrections and rehabilitation, and the judicial system. This course will focus on these aspects of criminal justice as well as the history and philosophy of criminal justice. The nature and extent of crime in the U.S. will be studied, along with the impact and consequences of crime. As unbiased application of the rule of law is essential in achieving true justice, the development, concepts, and functions of law in the criminal justice system will be analyzed. Fundamentals of policing and law enforcement will be considered. Additional issues such as juvenile justice and terrorism will be evaluated. A Biblically-based foundation for understanding criminal justice will be developed and discussed.
Please view prerequisites and required supplies below.
Special Note 1: Due to the nature of some criminal situations, this course is best suited for mature dispositions.
Special Note 2: This course is available as dual credit; however, a student does not have to dual enroll to take the class. This is a rigorous course intended for students ready to handle university-level content and pace. Please contact the teacher if you have any questions about placement or to have a recent writing sample reviewed.
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As per LETU, the edition of the textbook may change for Fall 2022. Please do not purchase a textbook until the teacher notifies you which edition will be required.
Bohm, R.M. & Haley, K.N. (2018). Introduction to Criminal Justice (9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, ISBN 9780077860509
Ann LeBlanc loves learning and deep discussions. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has a B.S. degree in finance, and is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas and Louisiana. Ann’s experience includes many facets of the legal field and she has argued and written legal briefs at both the state district and appellate court levels in Texas and Louisiana and has also represented clients in Federal court. Ann is also an author and has distinguished herself in the authoring of legal publications and the presentation of seminars for clients and organizations such as the National Business Institute and various insurance agencies.
Ann fulfills her love of learning, however, by teaching. Ann is currently an adjunct professor with LeTourneau University where she teaches American Government and Criminal Justice to dual credit students of Excelsior Classes. Ann has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisiana – Lafayette, teaching Business Law. Her passion for education extends to the home, where she homeschools her own children employing the Socratic method. A keen lover of logic, Ann is passionate about teaching critical thinking skills and empowering today’s youth with the ability to analyze the problems of tomorrow, to ensure that our God given rights and freedoms remain unalienable.