CRJ 6800: Criminal Justice Policy Analysis and the Socio-Cultural System


Beginning in the 1970s, the United States has seen a shift in punishment philosophies, which has resulted in one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world. This course will provide an analysis of these decisions and their implications as related to the various components of the criminal justice system (law enforcement, courts, and corrections) as well as society.


  1. Analyze the components of criminal justice policy.
  2. Explain the policy-making process in homeland security.
  3. Examine the elements of law enforcement policy.
  4. Analyze correctional policies in the United States.
  5. Critically analyze the court’s role in shaping public policy.
  6. Debate the effectiveness of drug policies in the criminal justice system.
  7. Examine juvenile justice policies.
  8. Theorize the impact of sex-offender policies.
  9. Assess the impact of victimization on public policy.
  10. Predict the future of criminal justice policy.


  1. CRJ 5200
  2. CRJ 5390


Criminal justice policy

Publisher: SAGE (2014)
Author: Mallicoat, S. L., & Gardiner, C. L. (Eds.)
ISBN: 9781452242248
Price: $65.00

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