CCJ 6050: Criminal Justice Systems
Course Description for Criminal Justice Systems
Criminal Justice Systems
Prerequisite: Admission to the program.
This course examines the philosophical, legal, and contemporary operation of the criminal justice system in the American Democracy. Particular emphasis is placed on the tension between Due Process and Crime Control; the differences between policy and practice; and the interaction between the actors of the system and the community. The course also explores the effectiveness of the American Criminal Justice System and profiles inmate populations.