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Contemporary Issues And Futures In Criminal Justice

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This course examines both the principle issues in contemporary criminal justice as well as the extrapolation of such issues toward possible futures within the criminal justice field. Students will focus upon relevant research in policing, courts, and corrections that reflect key elements of current conditions and what may be expected in the years to come. Students will apply critical review and engage in in-depth discussion of these concepts as a basis for comprehensive understanding at local, state, national, and global levels of criminal justice administration.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Past, Present, and Future Trends in Corrections: Institutional and Corrections Systems

    • Identify the current and future issues facing prisons and prison administrators today.
    • Evaluate past, present, and future trends pertaining to the development and operation of institutional and community based corrections.
    • Analyze the role/issue of various correctional models, approaches and systems as a developing trend.
    • Analyze Legislative and correctional philosophies associated with increasing correctional populations.
    • Hypothesize future correctional problems including potential solutions.

    Past, Present, and Future Trends of the Courts: Development and Operations

    • Articulate court purposes and responsibilities and the importance of strategic planning and vision as foundations of successful court management.
    • Discuss future management issues and trends regarding language interpretation services.
    • Appraise the impact of court consolidation and restructuring on future court processes and responsibilities.
    • Assess the past, present, and future impact that victim rights laws have on court proceedings.

    • Identify the current and future issues facing courts and court administrators today.

    Criminal Justice System Assessment

    • Evaluate past, present, and future trends in the interface between components of the criminal justice system and criminal justice connections with surrounding society.
    • Assess the value of the criminal justice system in a changing society.
    • Examine contemporary issues currently facing the Criminal Justice System.
    • Identify recent and future trends and issues affecting the criminal justice system.

    Past, Present, and Future Trends in Policing: Development and Operations

    • Evaluate past, present, and future trends pertaining to the continuing development and operation of the field of policing.
    • Analyze the organizational management, administration, and operational aspects of policing.
    • Examine perspectives of the policing function from the local, state, and federal organizational levels.
    • Identify possible future changes in laws and the impact on the field of policing.

    Major Global Crimes and Criminal Issues in Criminal Justice

    • Identify major global crimes and criminal issues that have a global impact on justice systems and processes.
    • Compare and contrast international criminal justice systems.
    • Analyze the impact of cyber crime on worldwide justice systems.
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