CRIMLJUS 7030 Criminal Justice Systems
|Course Number:||CRIMLJUS 7030|
|Course Name:||Criminal Justice Systems|
|Course Description:||An extensive analysis of the functions, processes, and structures of the criminal justice system: interrelationships among the components of the system, with emphasis on law enforcement, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice are explored.|
- Differentiate between the consensus and conflict models of the criminal justice process.
- Comprehend the various sources of crime data.
- Articulate the process that occurs in building a criminological theory.
- Understand the various criminological theories covered.
- Understand the historical developments of law enforcement in England and the United States.
- Comprehend the various levels of law enforcement in the United States, differentiating between local, regional, state, and federal agencies.
- Analyze various efforts to professionalize the police.
- Understand the changing legal environment and its effect on police behavior.
- Understand the unique characteristics of American court history.
- Differentiate between federal and state court systems.
- Understand the roles of professional courtroom actors and nonprofessional courtroom participants.
- Understand the punishment rationales and the philosophical theories behind criminal sentencing.
- Understand the truth-in-sentencing movement.
- Understand the history of penal philosophies.
- Assess the various causes of prison riots.
- Compare and contrast the various methods and practices of alternatives to incarceration.
- Comprehend the major problems and issues confronting corrections today.
- Comprehend the history and evolution of the juvenile justice system in the United States.
- Analyze Supreme Court decisions and their impact on the juvenile justice system.
- Understand the role of technology in crime fighting.
- Analyze civil libertarians' concerns about government intrusions.
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