In this course, we will examine the American criminal justice system including crime, law, police, courts, corrections and restorative justice. We will discuss the nature and prevalence of crime as well as critically evaluate the criminal justice responses to crime. By the end of class, we will be able to assess the extent to which the American justice system succeeds in accomplishing its goals.
Overview of the American system of criminal justice, covering theories of justice, criminal law, policing, courts and associated pre and post-trial legal processes, punishment and corrections, and juvenile justice. Required for all criminology majors and minors. Limited to three attempts.
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