sec110 | undergraduate
Introduction To The Criminal Justice System And Patriot Act
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Criminal Justice Systems
- Discuss law enforcement at the municipal, county, state and federal levels.
- Describe the duties of the police, courts and corrections.
- Describe how the courts, corrections and law enforcement and are interconnected within the criminal justice system.
- Identify atypical law enforcement professions.
- Discuss due process and crime control models.
- Analyze criminal justice from a systems perspective.
The Courts: Structure & Processes
- Identify significant court cases dealing with 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
- Describe the court system at the local, county, state, and federal levels.
- Discuss related roles and responsibilities of the judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, and bailiff.
- Discuss the history of corrections.
- Discuss the major differences between the New York and Pennsylvania correctional systems in the nineteenth century.
- Discuss the community’s perception of corrections.
- Discuss the adverse number of minorities within U.S. prisons.
- Identify factors contributing to prison population increases, such as drug offenses.
- Discuss the theories of corrections.
Legal Considerations & The USA PATRIOT Act
- Describe legal considerations and public perception of events related to September 11, 2011 attacks, such as the passing of the USA PATRIOT Act and revised law enforcement practices.
- Discuss losing individual rights and personal freedoms in exchange for personal safety.
- Discuss legal considerations related to terrorism in America today.
History of Criminal Justice
- Discuss Sir Robert Peel and how he modernized policing and created the Metropolitan Police Force.
- Identify the principles, requirements and practices that Sir Robert Peel identified as necessary for a police department to have.
- Discuss early policing and its evolution to today’s policing in the United States. Include the Colonial Era, the Political Era, The Professional Era, and the Community Policing Era.
- Define the terms Community Oriented Policing and Problem Oriented Policing.
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