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CJ-5101 v4

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Lesson 1 Required Resources


Fichtelberg, A. (2023). Criminal [in] justice: A critical introduction (2nd ed.). Sage Publishing.

Read Chapter 1: Defining, Classifying, and Measuring Crime

This chapter discusses an overall view of crime in our society. Although the chapter does not detail the criminal justice system overall, the chapter will give you a good foundation for understanding disparities and possible reforms later in the course.

Your course textbook can be accessed via the Redshelf link in the Getting Started module.