Description: This course will examine the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the employment relationship between public sector employees and the federal, state, and city criminal justice systems in which they serve, as well as the role of supervisors and other justice administrators in initiating, maintaining, and, if appropriate, terminating that relationship. The focus of study will include understanding the rights and protections that public sector employees enjoy under federal and state laws and the actions that supervisors may take without exposing the agency or organization to liability or, in some instances, themselves to personal liability. This course will also analyze the role of political influence in the development of employment laws and reforms that have been made in the public employment context in recent years. Letter grade only. Students will be introduced to the case study method. They will learn how to apply this approach to real-life situations regarding employment law and the criminal justice system. Throughout the course, students will complete writing assignments that emphasize critical thinking. These assignments will involve analyzing individual case studies, as well as discussions with their peers in an effort to explore different viewpoints regarding contemporary employment law topics. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Fall 2021
Prerequisite: Graduate Status