Criminal Justice Senior Capstone
This course examines the relationship between the major subsystems of the criminal justice system, police, courts, corrections and juvenile justice. Each of these major components addresses issues of crime in society with the same constituents, but from a different perspective. Examination of issues that each component has in common and the manner in which they are differently addressed is the focus of this course. Criminal Justice students will gain an appreciation for the eclectic nature of the profession through in-depth analysis of current issues and designing a resolution mechanism. The characterization of a criminal justice system is discussed from the perspective of individual mission of each element of the system to identify the presence or absence of commonality—except for constituency. The distinctive division of labor between corrections, police administration and the courts are described in effort to identify the decision-making processes to further amplify their interdependence and interrelatedness. Through examination of dilemmas faced by the system students will develop an appreciation for and understanding of the system from the macro perspective. The purpose of this course is to bring together the different elements of the system through examining how each of these elements address common, relevant and timely issues.
Instructor: - Instructor TBA -
Prerequisites: senior standing; must be taken prior to internship
Satisfies: Senior Capstone
Winter CRN: 15696
Text Book Information
Goleman. Emotional Intelligence. 1997.
Johnson. Who Moved My Cheese? 1998.
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