ajs552 | Graduate
Legal Issues In Justice And Security
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Influence of Public Opinion and Special Interest Groups on Public Safety and Civil Rights
- Debate the death penalty in terms of public safety versus civil rights.
- Discuss the issues relating to gun control.
- Distinguish between general public opinion and vocal special interest groups.
- Evaluate the benefits and consequences of pursuit driving.
- Analyze public safety as it relates to hate crimes.
- Discuss how the development of mass media has changed the security and public safety working environment.
Official Behavior in the Criminal Justice System
- Evaluate the discretionary authority of police, court officers, and correctional personnel.
- Assess stress, aggression, social isolation, and attitudes toward the general public among criminal justice personnel.
- Define the issues of liability, accountability, and economic impact within the criminal justice system.
- Critique the value and ramifications of the concept of civilian oversight of criminal justice operations.
- Describe the requirements for non-medical security and justice personnel concerning privacy and confidentiality rights as set forth in the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
- Identify current legal parameters affecting policing and correctional models.
Public Safety Versus Civil Rights
- Analyze the role of law enforcement in addressing social violence.
- Differentiate the issues related to the rights of the accused, victims, witnesses, journalists, advocacy groups, and taxpayers.
- Analyze issues related to cultural diversity, race, ethnicity, gender, age, and religion as they relate to law enforcement and security services.
- Evaluate the impact of technological advances on individual privacy rights.
- Describe the influence of domestic and international terrorism on the attitudes of American citizens in relation to law enforcement and security operations.
- Debate the impact of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 on civil rights.
Roles of Criminal Justice Personnel and Private Security
- Compare the roles and objectives of public police versus private security.
- Evaluate legal, ethical, management, and economic issues related to public and private corrections systems.
- Identify contemporary security issues and how protection can be provided effectively from a legal standpoint.
- Design operational methodologies to achieve optimum effectiveness pertaining to jurisdictional limitations on public and private agencies.
- Identify future trends of public law enforcement, courts, corrections, and privatized security agencies.
Objectives of Justice and Security Organizations
- Describe the objectives of and the challenges facing various federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
- Identify the roles of the federal, state, and local court systems with respect to public safety and civil rights.
- Compare the objectives of probation, parole, and correctional organizations in regard to public safety and individual rights.
- Compare the objectives of the Juvenile Justice System with those of other agencies.
- Assess the roles of private security organizations with respect to both corporate and public protection.
Constitutional Foundations of the Law and Social Control
- Describe statutory authority and responsibilities of justice system officials, security personnel, and private citizens as they relate to investigative detention and the arrest of suspected offenders.
- Debate laws relating to search, seizure, and surveillance by police, school officials, security personnel, and private citizens in relation to individual privacy rights.
- Evaluate the psychological and physical treatment of suspected offenders.
- Distinguish between the laws relating to the use of force by public police and private security.
- Analyze recent Supreme Court decisions that relate to public safety and privacy issues.
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