Criminal Justice-COAS | Proseminar: Criminal Justice I
P510 | 1558 | Chermak

This course provides a general overview of criminal justice
administration.  The primary objective is to provide a solid
theoretical foundation for understanding how the criminal justice
system operates.  We will discuss the different factors that inhibit
criminal justice reforms, how police, courts, and corrections are
linked, and consider different influences on the administration of
justice.  The first four weeks are spent discussing general approaches
to understanding the operation of the criminal justice system.  The
rest of the semester is spent examining the specific components of the
system as they relate to the operation of the whole.

Readings:  To be announced.

Requirements: Grades will be based upon several short papers and a
final examination.

Class Meeting:  T, 2:30 - 5:00, SY 146

Enrollment in this section is limited to graduate students

Course Will Satisfy:  CJUS Masters and Ph.D program core 	

Instructor:  Professor Steve Chermak, Criminal Justice Department