CRJ 2001

Description

Presents the historical development of law enforcement, organization, administration, and systems of local, state, and federal policing with an emphasis on theories as they relate to practices.

Objectives

  1. Analyze and discuss conventional crimes, as well as economic crimes, from historic and contemporary viewpoints.
  2. Assess and describe the growing menace of syndicated crime and the changes that are currently taking place in these organizations. Explain the social process from which the definition is derived and why the definition of crime is relative.
  3. Explain why the study of criminal procedure requires the balancing of society’s need for law and order against the individual’s righ t to due process.
  4. Evaluate typical selection process and training received by local police and sheriff recruits.
  5. Explain the evolution of policing in the United States and how this affects patrol operations.
  6. Explain professionalism, education, employment o f minorities, the use of deadly force, and the partnership of private security and law enforcement agencies.
  7. Explain pretrial procedures such as bail, pretrial hearings, and plea bargaining, and their importance to the criminal justice system as a whole.
  8. A nalyze and discuss the adversary process of the criminal trial and why there is a need to follow a set of formal rules. List examples of these rules.
  9. Compare and contrast the theories of punishment in the American criminal justice system.
  10. Assess sentencing , traditional sentencing disparities, and the appeal process.
  11. Explain the death penalty and describe the appeals process and debate that surround the death penalty.
  12. Summarize maximum, medium, and minimum security prisons and the institutional programs asso ciated with each.
  13. Explain the special problems of correctional institutions in relation to women, gangs, sexuality, and elderly male inmates.
  14. Assess probation, parole, and community based corrections and how they relate to the criminal justice system.
  15. Anal yze the juvenile justice system in the United States and the various programs that relate to juvenile justice.
  16. Analyze and describe the emerging drug trends and how this affects crime and the criminal justice system.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Police (Rev: 2010-2011)

Publisher: Delmar (2011)
Author: Dempsey, J. S., & Forst, L. S.
ISBN: 9781111038427
Price: $56.65

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