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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, MEd

Artis is an administrator with Wisconsin Community Services (WCS), serving on the agency’s senior management team and overseeing federal- and state-funded residential reentry centers. With over 20 years of law enforcement and corrections experience, Artis has worked as a juvenile ... 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, Mar 8, 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-4pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Artis Landon MEd

Fee: $249

CEUs: 0.7, CEHs: 7.0, CEUs:

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 7740-13378

Note: A link to access the online classroom will be emailed within a few weeks of the start date. Please contact with any questions.

Registration Deadline: Mar 8, 2021

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