Futures Of Criminal Justice – cja483 (3 credits)

This course examines possible criminal justice futures. Issues that police, corrections, and courts are likely to confront in the 21st century and beyond will be researched and discussed, along with established predictive techniques in the field of futures research. This is a capstone course requiring students to apply all they have learned throughout the program to the issues that will define possible criminal justice futures.

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.

Criminal Justice System Assessment

  • Explain the concept of justice and the system designed to dispense that justice.
  • Analyze recent trends and issues affecting police operations, court systems, and corrections.
  • Explain the value of the criminal justice system in a changing society.

Criminal Justice Organizations Post-9/11

  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the changes to criminal justice organization since 9/11.
  • Compare 9/11 changes to other events that have affected criminal justice organizations.
  • Evaluate how criminal justice organizations have changed since 9/11.

Criminal Justice Futures Assessment

  • Analyze future criminal justice technologies.
  • Assess changes for the future of policing.
  • Assess changes for the future of the court system.
  • Assess changes for the future of corrections.

Criminal Justice Leadership of the Future

  • Analyze future decision making in criminal justice organizations.
  • Assess future organizational structures in criminal justice organizations.
  • Determine the future effect of politics on criminal justice organizations.
  • Assess the future of criminal justice leadership.

Review of the BSCJA Program

  • Review the curriculum of the BSCJA program.
  • Identify the benefits of completing the BSCJA program.

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