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Survey Of Justice And Security

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This is a survey course that introduces policing, the court systems, corrections, and private security and how they relate to each other. Challenges in these relationships are also presented.

This graduate-level course is 6 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Institutional and Community Corrections

    • Identify major functional elements of the prison system.
    • Discuss punishment versus rehabilitation in the correctional system.
    • Identify the major aspects of community corrections related to supervision, rehabilitation, and assistance to offenders, offenders’ families, and victims.
    • Describe the various elements of the institutional correctional system.

    Policing and Security

    • Illustrate essential components of contemporary policing.
    • Identify critical management factors in effective policing.
    • Examine administrative and operational issues of policing in relationship to functions of patrol, crime investigation, and emergency response.
    • Theorize "police futures" that extrapolate from current policing practices to logical possible practice developments in 2020 and 2030.

    Criminal Courts and the Judicial Process

    • Describe the various elements of the criminal court system, including state and federal courts.
    • Identify components of the court system relative to prosecution, defense, judicial authority, trial, conviction, sentencing, plea bargaining, and victims.
    • Examine issues of judicial interpretation and administrative rules of court within the context of the criminal justice process.
    • Evaluate the impact of the technological revolution on court proceedings.

    Private Security

    • Describe the role of a chief security officer.
    • Give examples of essential security policies.
    • Define the elements of a comprehensive security program.
    • Identify key elements in protecting personnel, property, and information from a security standpoint.
    • Explain the relationship between the public elements of the criminal justice system and private security personnel.

    Cultural and Demographic Considerations on Justice and Security

    • Explain the relationship between Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Act, and nondiscrimination practices in relation to criminal justice systems and minority populations.
    • Identify predominant cultural influences on the administration of justice and security.
    • Differentiate the cultural impacts related to gender, age, religion, and cultural backgrounds.
    • Explain contemporary concerns regarding the application of justice related to aspects of culture.

    Trends in Justice and Security

    • Detail predicted future aspects and elements of policing, court operations, and correctional practices.
    • Examine the changing roles of private security, or privatization, in relation to all aspects of the criminal justice system.
    • Summarize expected changes in the future for personnel in policing, the courts, corrections, and security.
    • Compare and contrast the roles of personnel in policing, the courts, corrections, and security now and as they will evolve in the future.
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