cja464 | undergraduate

Criminal Justice Policy Analysis

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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 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

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    Public Policy Foundations and Views in 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.
    • 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.

    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.
    • Identify opportunities for cooperation between elements of the criminal justice system in the implementation of criminal justice policy.
    • Analyze the historical evolution of criminal justice policy relating to policing, the courts, and corrections over the past 50 years.

    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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