This course examines the history of federal- and state-level crime control initiatives and explores the development of effective anticrime policies. The analysis of contemporary crime control policies is included.
Public Policy Foundations and Views in Criminal Justice
Evaluate the role of the United States constitution in relationship to the development of contemporary criminal justice policy.
Differentiate between the roles of federal and state government in the development and implementation of criminal justice policy.
Distinguish between legislatively based policy and administrative regulatory policy as they relate to crime and criminal justice.
Compare and contrast the rights of the accused with the policy mission of protecting the public from criminal behavior.
Differentiate between factors that affect criminal justice policy making.
Policy Differences in Approach for Policing, Judicial Action, and Correctional Practices
Differentiate between policy perspectives among the police, courts, and corrections at the federal and state level.
Analyze the historical evolution of criminal justice policy relating to policing, the courts, and corrections over the past 50 years.
Identify opportunities for cooperation between elements of the criminal justice system in the implementation of criminal justice policy.
Effective and Ineffective Policy Making in Response to Crime
Analyze effective and ineffective criminal justice initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels that have had historical significance.
Describe goals in the criminal justice system that policy attempts to achieve.
Political Impact upon Criminal Justice Policy
Determine the impact of politics on the budgetary process.
Evaluate the relationship between fiscal resources and the development and implementation of criminal justice policy.
Globalization of Criminal Justice Policy
Explain the globalization of criminal justice policy in relationship to contemporary issues.
Predict the effects of globalization on the development of criminal justice policy in the future.
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