Pretty easy, overall.
Although this is a terribly boring class, which the professor himself has even admitted, Prof. Lowery makes the class as interesting as possible by incorporating films, essays, and practical examples. Most people complain about essays, but Prof. Lowery's are easy and serve only to further understanding of course material, as opposed to many other subjects which use essays as busy work.
CRJU202 is mandatory for the criminal justice major, so people in that boat can't really get out of it, but Prof. Lowery makes it worth your while. The videos and examples he provides in class are very beneficial, and oftentimes quite humorous. He likes to make puppy analogies surprisingly frequently, and yet they still help students understand the criminal justice system. Mostly what I learned from this course is how to conduct thorough, ethical, and practical research on a subject regarding criminal justice. I wrote my final essay on mental health in the criminal justice system, and was not the slightest bit concerned about it because of the effectiveness of this class.
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The only study tips I have are to just pay attention in class and, if you don't understand the material, don't be afraid to ask about it. Some of it gets a little convoluted, but the professor takes the time to work it out as long as you ask. It's all really quite easy, so don't let yourself get overwhelmed, and at the very least put effort into your work. That's all he asks.