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Introduction to the Justice System

formerly Fundamentals of the Criminal Justice System

This course provides an overview of the structures, functions and policies related to the U.S. criminal justice system. You gain a historical perspective on the development and operations of law and its purpose in regulating criminal behavior, including a glimpse into contemporary issues, with a focus on judicial organization, law enforcement and correctional processes.

This course can be applied to the Professional Certificate in Human Services.


Artis Landon

Artis Landon

Artis Landon has been the division administrator of the Community and Reintegration services since 2015 and has worked at WCS since 2011. Artis started his career at the agency providing direct employment services in the Windows to Work program, which ... read more

Who Should Attend

Security professionals, law enforcement, lawyers, judicial officials, psychologists, AODA counselors, social workers, mental health clinicians, school administrators, community members, youth detention center workers, and group home and residential workers

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Compare the roles of police and corrections officers with the functions of court and judicial law systems
  • Analyze criminal court procedures, case processing, prosecution, decision-making and plea bargaining at a federal and state level
  • Contrast the different concepts of crime
  • Use historical methodologies to analyze the criminal justice system’s implications on contemporary society

Date: Mon, May 22, 2023

Delivery Method: In-person

Time: 8:30am-4pm CT

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Artis Landon

Fee: $295

CEUs: .7, CEHs: 7

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 1040-15046

Registration Deadline: May 22, 2023

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