CRJC 501 - Foundations in Criminal Justice Systems
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
This graduate course offers an overview of the three major components of the criminal justice system: (a) policing, (b) courts, and (c) corrections. It will provide a survey of relevant theoretical perspectives for understanding how economic, political, and ideological forces shape systematic and officially sanctioned responses to crime through these individual components. Students will be expected to become familiar with both classic and recent important contributions to the scientific literature covering policing, courts, and corrections. The course will culminate with a critical examination of how these components function together to produce contemporary criminal justice practice.
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