Description: This course provides an overview of developments and trends of the U.S. Criminal Justice System, the philosophy of criminal law, theories of deviance, and the nature and extent of crime in America. Students will examine contemporary issues defining criminal law, the enforcement of law, policing strategies, judicial systems, sentencing strategies, correctional practices, and emerging forms of justice. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Critical Thinking