CJS111 - Crime and Justice in America (Diversity)

General

Prefix

CJS

Course Number

111

Course Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

Lecture

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

School of Public Affairs

Description

Components, structure, and functioning of the criminal justice system in America: crime victims, law enforcement, courts, corrections, probation, parole, community corrections and juvenile justice. Document the failures of the system to provide equal justice to all people, especially women, children, and people of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Credits

Min

3

Max

3

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course

Yes

MN Goal Designation(s)

05

Cultural Diversity

Yes

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Describe the components of the U.S. criminal justice system and explain their roles.

Outcome

Identify general and specific individuals, agencies, institutions, corporations (private, public, and governmental), socioeconomic events or conditions pertaining to the criminal justice system.

Outcome

Explain the roles of specific individuals, agencies, institutions, corporations in bringing about change in the criminal justice system.

Outcome

Analyze current issues and recommend multiple ways to address them by drawing explanations from past experiences in the U.S. and other cultures.

Outcome

Demonstrate critical thinking skills and capacity to discuss important present-day issues by studying criminal justice research, policy, and the administration of justice.

Course Outline

Course Outline

10% The Police: Role and Function 10% Policing: Issues and Challenges 10% The Courts 10% Sentencing 20% Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections 10% Punishment & Sentencing 10% Prison and Jails 20% Juvenile Justice