Probable cause or hunch? Guilt or reasonable doubt? Do you have what it takes to know the difference? Introduction to Criminal Justice will give you answers. You’ll discover how the media filter crime reports and the issues it raises. Examine how crimes are processed within our complex U.S. criminal justice system. Observe how a jury analyzes and reviews case facts and a judge applies the law. You’ll identify how correctional institutions came to be and how they affect the inmates housed within them. And you’ll investigate the problems facing inmates and their transition back into society. Introduction to Criminal Justice will provide you with the knowledge to empower your decisions, the confidence to succeed, and the ability to better serve your community.