Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog
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JS 0521 - Crime and Criminal Justice Policy


3 Credit Hours
This course provides an overview of the public policy process as it relates to issues of crime and criminal justice. Students will gain an understanding of the socio-political context of criminal justice public policy, the public policy process, and the challenges facing successful policy implementation that are unique to criminal justice. This course will focus on role of family, drugs, race, and science in shaping criminal justice policy. Additionally, the traditional components of the criminal justice system are covered as each relates to policy within that particular component and the system as a whole. Lastly, we will discuss past mistakes, current circumstances, and future directions in public policy regarding crime and criminal justice. Prerequisite: Junior level standing, a 3.2 GPA, and permission of the instructor.



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